Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 May 2029 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1893".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2029.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 363 of Meeus index or 1316 from Brown series.
Length of current 363 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 364 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.2°. 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 25 May 2029 at 22:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 June 2029 at 22:09 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 372 039 km (231 174 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 105 km (251 721 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 16 May 2029 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, 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 29 May 2029 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.396°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.392° in its northern standstill point on 11 June 2029 at 22:05 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.