Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 20 May 2055 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 18 May 2055 at 11:30.
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 ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 19 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:43, this is 11 days after last perigee on 8 May 2055 at 21:10 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 June 2055 at 06:32 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 756 km (251 504 mi) away from Earth. It is 652 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 953 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.280°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.367° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2055 at 04:41 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 26 May 2055 at 12:57 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.