Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 12 June 2087 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 8 June 2087 at 02:45.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 3 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1081 of Meeus index or 2034 from Brown series.
Length of current 1081 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 52 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 1082 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.8°. 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 apogee on this date at 06:07, this is 12 days after last perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 June 2087 at 01:08 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 422 km (251 918 mi) away from Earth. It is 14 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 287 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 31 May 2087 at 00:23 in ♊ Gemini, 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 13 June 2087 at 18:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 June 2087 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.809°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.814° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2087 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.