Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 3 May 2034 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 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.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2034.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 424 of Meeus index or 1377 from Brown series.
Length of current 424 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 425 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:24, this is 14 days after last perigee on 19 April 2034 at 04:07 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2034 at 14:28 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 350 km (252 494 mi) away from Earth. It is 942 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 359 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 30 April 2034 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 May 2034 at 10:17 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 22 April 2034 at 20:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.212°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.290° in the next southern standstill on 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.