Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 19 June 2076 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2076 after 26 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 17 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:36, this is 11 days after last apogee on 7 June 2076 at 01:18 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 July 2076 at 16:02 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 361 900 km (224 874 mi) away from Earth. It is 608 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 456 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 June 2076 at 03:27 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 18 June 2076 at 02:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.331°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.319° in the next northern standstill on 1 July 2076 at 09:39 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 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.