Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 May 2014 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 28 May 2014 at 18:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 12 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 178 of Meeus index or 1131 from Brown series.
Length of current 178 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 179 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 402 549 km (250 132 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 956 km (251 628 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.023°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.033° in the next southern standstill on 13 June 2014 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.