Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 May 2024 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 30 May 2024 at 17:13.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 21 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.
Length of current 301 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. 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 apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 June 2024 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 401 km (225 807 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 108 km (228 732 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.401°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.365° in the next northern standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 6 June 2024 at 12:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.