Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 June 2088 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 June 2088 at 08:30.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2088 after 17 days on 3 July 2088 at 23:22.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 5 June 2088 at 01:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 June 2088 at 20:56 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 366 221 km (227 559 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 292 km (222 011 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 15 June 2088 at 12:42 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 June 2088 at 05:57 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 4 June 2088 at 21:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.441°. Next 2 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 2 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.