Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 May 2042 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 May 2042 at 19:18.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 18 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
14 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 476 km (225 854 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 606 km (225 313 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.181°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.143° in the next northern standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 19 May 2042 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.