Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 May 2030 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2030.
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 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.
Length of current 375 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 376 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:45, this is 13 days after last apogee on 4 May 2030 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2030 at 06:14 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 357 018 km (221 841 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 490 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 338 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 5 May 2030 at 11:55 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 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 May 2030 at 14:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.748°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.737° in the next southern standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.