Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 May 2051 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 25 May 2051 at 17:35.
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 ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2051 after 26 days on 24 June 2051 at 06:14.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 635 of Meeus index or 1588 from Brown series.
Length of current 635 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2051. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 636 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.2°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2051 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2051 at 01:20 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 385 497 km (239 537 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 806 km (226 680 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 23 May 2051 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2051 at 14:37 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 27 May 2051 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.213°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.227° in the next northern standstill on 9 June 2051 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 8 June 2051 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.