Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 June 2097 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 3 days on 16 June 2097 at 18:22.
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 ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2097 after 4 days on 24 June 2097 at 19:03.
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 1205 of Meeus index or 2158 from Brown series.
Length of current 1205 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 44 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2097. It is 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1206 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 10 June 2097 at 09:12 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 June 2097 at 09:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 398 558 km (247 652 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 338 km (252 487 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 09:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 4 July 2097 at 19:44 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 11 June 2097 at 04:55 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.467°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.434° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2097 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 24 June 2097 at 19:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.