Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 21 May 2047 Tuesday 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 4 days on 16 May 2047 at 16:46.
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 ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2047 after 17 days on 8 June 2047 at 02:05.
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 585 of Meeus index or 1538 from Brown series.
Length of current 585 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 586 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.1°. 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 apogee on this date at 20:02, this is 12 days after last perigee on 9 May 2047 at 02:43 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2047 at 09:14 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 202 km (252 402 mi) away from Earth. It is 794 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 507 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2047 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2047 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2047 at 19:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.371°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.322° in the next northern standstill on 26 May 2047 at 04:23 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 24 May 2047 at 20:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.