Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 May 2045 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 16 May 2045 at 18:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 10 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 561 of Meeus index or 1514 from Brown series.
Length of current 561 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 562 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:22, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2045 at 03:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 367 210 km (228 174 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 702 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 146 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 May 2045 at 02:17 in ♌ Leo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.745°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.697° in the next southern standstill on 31 May 2045 at 22:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.