Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 1 May 2036 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 26 April 2036 at 09:33.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 8 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.
Length of current 449 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 450 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.9°. 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 08:26, this is 12 days after last apogee on 18 April 2036 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2036 at 12:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 111 km (229 355 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 603 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 245 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 20 April 2036 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2036 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 30 April 2036 at 19:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.658°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.758° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.