Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 May 2040 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.
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 ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 27 days on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.
Length of current 499 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 500 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152°. 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 perigee on this date at 02:22, this is 12 days after last apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer. 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 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 360 810 km (224 197 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 698 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 546 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 26 May 2040 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 18:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.181°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.166° in its northern standstill point on 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 9 June 2040 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.