Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 26 May 2047 Sunday 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 24 May 2047 at 20:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2047 after 12 days on 8 June 2047 at 02:05.
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 586 of Meeus index or 1539 from Brown series.
Length of current 586 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than next lunation 587 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠240°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2047 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2047 at 09:14 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 397 025 km (246 700 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 058 km (224 351 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2047 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.322°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.326° in its southern standstill point on 8 June 2047 at 06:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 8 June 2047 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.