Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 June 2076 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 June 2076 at 02:38.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2076 after 27 days on 16 July 2076 at 10:12.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 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 365 454 km (227 083 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).
1 day after its descending node on 17 June 2076 at 01:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 June 2076 at 03:27 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 02:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.331°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.319° in its northern standstill point on 1 July 2076 at 09:39 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 1 July 2076 at 07:04 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.