Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 May 2041 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.
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 ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 27 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
8 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 376 801 km (234 133 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 566 km (229 638 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 28 May 2041 at 04:17 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 4 May 2041 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.379°. Next day 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 12 days on 29 May 2041 at 22:56 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.