Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 7 May 2016 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 May 2016 at 19:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2016 after 14 days on 21 May 2016 at 21:15.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 202 of Meeus index or 1155 from Brown series.
Length of current 202 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2016. It is 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 203 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 May 2016 at 04:14 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 May 2016 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 365 524 km (227 126 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 934 km (252 236 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 3 May 2016 at 01:27 in ♓ Pisces, 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 15 May 2016 at 20:39 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 27 April 2016 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.382°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.447° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2016 at 21:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 21 May 2016 at 21:15 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.