Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 May 2049 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2049 after 28 days on 15 June 2049 at 19:26.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2049 at 19:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 367 970 km (228 646 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 447 km (225 835 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 07:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 31 May 2049 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini.
At 07:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 21:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.086°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.085° in its northern standstill point on 1 June 2049 at 04:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 31 May 2049 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.