Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 May 2035 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 May 2035 at 04:26.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2035 after 28 days on 20 June 2035 at 19:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 437 of Meeus index or 1390 from Brown series.
Length of current 437 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 17 minutes. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 438 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠338.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354.2°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2035 at 03:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 May 2035 at 09:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 320 km (251 854 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 138 km (252 362 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2035 at 19:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 May 2035 at 10:00 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 10 May 2035 at 23:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.691°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.782° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2035 at 00:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 6 June 2035 at 03:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.