Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 June 2079 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 14 June 2079 at 12:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2079 after 27 days on 14 July 2079 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 June 2079 at 09:56
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2079 at 01:31
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 5 July 2079 at 23:31
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 14 July 2079 at 03:24

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 982 / 1935

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 982 of Meeus index or 1935 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2079. It is 12 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠12°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 13 June 2079 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 June 2079 at 08:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 351 km

The Moon is 402 351 km (250 009 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 090 km (222 507 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 10 June 2079 at 00:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 June 2079 at 10:51 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 June 2079 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.928°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.935° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 June 2079 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 29 June 2079 at 01:31 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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