Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 11 May 2055 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1899".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2055.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 684 of Meeus index or 1637 from Brown series.
Length of current 684 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 685 length.
Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠221.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 8 May 2055 at 21:10 in ♎ Libra. 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 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 372 911 km (231 716 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 756 km (251 504 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 4 May 2055 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo, 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 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2055 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.193°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.280° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.