Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 May 2036 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.
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 ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2036 after 23 days on 8 June 2036 at 21:02.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 12:41, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2036 at 09:17 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 366 km (251 261 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 042 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 343 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 3 May 2036 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2036 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.758°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.831° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2036 at 03:06 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 25 May 2036 at 19:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.