Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 May 2049 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 May 2049 at 00:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 12 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 610 of Meeus index or 1563 from Brown series.
Length of current 610 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 611 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠102.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠136.3°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 400 495 km (248 856 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 657 km (251 442 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:33 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 18 May 2049 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 21:27 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.094°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.086° in its southern standstill point on 18 May 2049 at 21:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.