Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 19 May 2043 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 15 May 2043 at 21:05.
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 ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 4 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.
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 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.
Length of current 536 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 537 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.9°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 400 496 km (248 857 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 08:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 2 June 2043 at 17:02 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.459° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.