Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 May 2041 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 April 2041 at 11:46.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2041 after 13 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 511 of Meeus index or 1464 from Brown series.
Length of current 511 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 512 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 26 April 2041 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 May 2041 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 387 612 km (240 851 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 308 km (251 225 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 30 April 2041 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2041 at 19:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.368°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.379° in the next northern standstill on 4 May 2041 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.