Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 May 2054 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 14 May 2054 at 13:57.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2054 after 3 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 672 of Meeus index or 1625 from Brown series.
Length of current 672 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 673 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 13 May 2054 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 May 2054 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 373 908 km (232 336 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 285 km (251 211 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2054 at 06:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2054 at 02:37 in ♓ Pisces.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2054 at 05:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.033°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.115° in the next southern standstill on 24 May 2054 at 11:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.