Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 30 May 2034 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 May 2034 at 23:57.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2034 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 425 of Meeus index or 1378 from Brown series.
Length of current 425 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2034. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 426 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.4°. 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 11:23, this is 12 days after last perigee on 17 May 2034 at 14:28 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2034 at 21:42 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 002 km (252 278 mi) away from Earth. It is 594 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 707 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 27 May 2034 at 04:57 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2034 at 13:46 in ♓ Pisces.
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 20 May 2034 at 06:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.340°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.405° in the next southern standstill on 3 June 2034 at 15:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.