Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 May 2041 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 8 May 2041 at 03:54.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2041 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2041 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 399 077 km (247 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 566 km (229 638 mi).
11 days 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 4 May 2041 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.379°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.362° in the next southern standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 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.