Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 23 May 2054 Saturday 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 21 May 2054 at 15:16.
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 ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2054 after 27 days on 20 June 2054 at 03:42.
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 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°).
10 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 May 2054 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 396 577 km (246 422 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 285 km (251 211 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2054 at 02:37 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2054 at 05:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.033°. Next day 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 13 days on 6 June 2054 at 02:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.