Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 5 June 2055 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 June 2055 at 17:01.
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 ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 3 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 685 of Meeus index or 1638 from Brown series.
Length of current 685 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 686 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.5°. 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 perigee on this date at 06:32, this is 15 days after last apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2055 at 13:16 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 368 013 km (228 673 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 505 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 343 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 June 2055 at 11:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 29 May 2055 at 04:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.367°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.408° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2055 at 02:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.