Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 May 2041 Friday 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 1 day on 29 May 2041 at 22:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 512 of Meeus index or 1465 from Brown series.
Length of current 512 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 513 length.
Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.4°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2041 at 13:34 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 394 121 km (244 895 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 429 km (251 301 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 28 May 2041 at 04:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 June 2041 at 14:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.362°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.334° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2041 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.