Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1893".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2056.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 697 of Meeus index or 1650 from Brown series.
Length of current 697 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 698 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠196°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:00, this is 15 days after last apogee on 12 May 2056 at 22:15 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 June 2056 at 08:50 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 358 868 km (222 990 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 640 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 488 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 19 May 2056 at 11:10 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2056 at 02:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2056 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.920°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.964° in the next southern standstill on 31 May 2056 at 08:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.