Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 June 2088 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 June 2088 at 08:08.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2088 after 28 days on 3 July 2088 at 23:22.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1093 of Meeus index or 2046 from Brown series.
Length of current 1093 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 1094 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.5°. 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 01:04, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 May 2088 at 11:25 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 June 2088 at 20:56 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 311 km (252 470 mi) away from Earth. It is 903 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 398 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 1 June 2088 at 03:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2088 at 12:42 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 4 June 2088 at 21:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.441°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.431° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2088 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 19 June 2088 at 01:54 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.