Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 24 May 2020 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 May 2020 at 17:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 12 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.
Length of current 252 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 253 length.
Length of current synodic month is 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠263.8°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 June 2020 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 390 518 km (242 657 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 366 km (226 407 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 21:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 21:34 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2020 at 06:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.998°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.055° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2020 at 21:16 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.