Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 June 2078 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 June 2078 at 10:38.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2078 after 16 days on 25 June 2078 at 10:22.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 969 of Meeus index or 1922 from Brown series.
Length of current 969 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2078. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 970 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29°. 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 07:36, this is 15 days after last apogee on 23 May 2078 at 17:11 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 June 2078 at 07:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 361 533 km (224 646 mi) away from Earth. It is 975 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 823 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 00:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 June 2078 at 16:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 00:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 29 May 2078 at 11:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.084°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.059° in the next northern standstill on 11 June 2078 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 10 June 2078 at 01:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.