Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 June 2089 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 15 June 2089 at 09:09.
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 ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2089 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
8 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2089 at 00:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 384 446 km (238 884 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 892 km (252 210 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 16 June 2089 at 22:07 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 July 2089 at 11:25 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 9 June 2089 at 06:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.600°. Next 4 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 4 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.