Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 June 2074 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 2 June 2074 at 19:14.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 1 day on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.
Length of current 920 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 921 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:20, this is 14 days after last apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 June 2074 at 21:28 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 358 517 km (222 772 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 991 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 839 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2074 at 10:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 28 May 2074 at 22:31 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.959°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.986° in the next southern standstill on 10 June 2074 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 9 June 2074 at 09:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.