Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 June 2089 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 June 2089 at 09:09 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2089 after 6 days on 23 June 2089 at 00:07.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1106 of Meeus index or 2059 from Brown series.
Length of current 1106 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 3 minutes. It is 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1107 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.5°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 10 June 2089 at 11:59 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2089 at 00:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 375 121 km (233 089 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 892 km (252 210 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 22:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 1 July 2089 at 11:25 in ♈ Aries.
At 22:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous North standstill on 9 June 2089 at 06:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.600°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.620° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2089 at 12:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 23 June 2089 at 00:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.