Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 31 May 2042 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 26 May 2042 at 18:18.
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 first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra. 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 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 643 km (250 812 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 563 km (228 393 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 00:41 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 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.143°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.094° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 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.