Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 17 June 2076 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2076.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 945 of Meeus index or 1898 from Brown series.
Length of current 945 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 946 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠114.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠145.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 7 June 2076 at 01:18 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 June 2076 at 00:36 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 368 214 km (228 798 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 900 km (224 874 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 01:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 30 June 2076 at 03:27 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 4 June 2076 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.333°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.331° in the next southern standstill on 18 June 2076 at 02:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.