Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 May 2022 Tuesday 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 30 May 2022 at 11:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 13 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.
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 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.
Length of current 277 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 278 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.8°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 774 km (251 515 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 191 km (252 395 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2022 at 01:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.964°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.943° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.