Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 13 May 2021 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 May 2021 at 19:00.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2021 after 12 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.
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 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.
Length of current 264 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 265 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2021 at 01:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 404 349 km (251 251 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 310 km (222 022 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 10:29 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 26 May 2021 at 19:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 10:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2021 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.591°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.640° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.