Moon ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 3 May 2042 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 27 April 2042 at 02:19.
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 ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 1 day on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 523 of Meeus index or 1476 from Brown series.
Length of current 523 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2042. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 524 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 404 429 km (251 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 606 km (225 313 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 18:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.217°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.181° in the next southern standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 5 May 2042 at 06:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.