Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 20 May 2042 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 May 2042 at 10:55.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 14 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.
Length of current 524 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 525 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.3°. 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 perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 626 km (232 782 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 716 km (251 479 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.181°. Next day 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 14 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.