Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 June 2083 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 31 May 2083 at 09:42.
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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2083 after 27 days on 29 June 2083 at 16:51.
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 1031 of Meeus index or 1984 from Brown series.
Length of current 1031 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1032 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠203.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of perigee on 30 May 2083 at 23:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2083 at 22:19 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 368 460 km (228 950 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 337 km (252 486 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 22 May 2083 at 23:17 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 June 2083 at 11:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 June 2083 at 05:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.909°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.886° in the next northern standstill on 15 June 2083 at 05:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 15 June 2083 at 09:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.