Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 13 May 2019 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 12 May 2019 at 01:12.
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 ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 5 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.
Length of current 239 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 240 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.1°. 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 21:53, this is 15 days after last apogee on 28 April 2019 at 18:20 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2019 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 017 km (229 297 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 509 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 339 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 9 May 2019 at 18:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 May 2019 at 19:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 9 May 2019 at 05:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.243°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.313° in the next southern standstill on 22 May 2019 at 06:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.