Moon ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 16 May 2034 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 May 2034 at 10:56.
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 first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2034 after 16 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 3 May 2034 at 06:24 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 17 May 2034 at 14:28 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 539 km (225 893 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 645 km (222 230 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 14 May 2034 at 10:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2034 at 04:57 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.290°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.340° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2034 at 06:51 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 18 May 2034 at 03:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.