Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 May 2021 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 27 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2021 at 01:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 944 km (228 630 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 230 km (252 420 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 26 May 2021 at 19:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2021 at 16:42 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 19:21 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.647°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.640° in its northern standstill point on 12 June 2021 at 04:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 10 June 2021 at 10:53 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.