Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 May 2051 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 May 2051 at 19:30.
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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2051 after 16 days on 25 May 2051 at 17:35.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 634 of Meeus index or 1587 from Brown series.
Length of current 634 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 635 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:26, this is 15 days after last apogee on 23 April 2051 at 15:59 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 May 2051 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 360 140 km (223 781 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 368 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 216 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 06:46 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 23 May 2051 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2051 at 20:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.162°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.181° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2051 at 15:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 10 May 2051 at 10:29 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.