Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 May 2057 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 26 April 2057 at 02:06.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2057 after 16 days on 18 May 2057 at 19:02.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 708 of Meeus index or 1661 from Brown series.
Length of current 708 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 709 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠117°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2057 at 04:54 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 6 May 2057 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 398 169 km (247 411 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 919 km (252 226 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 23 April 2057 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 May 2057 at 22:16 in ♊ Gemini.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2057 at 07:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.505°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.611° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2057 at 14:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 3 May 2057 at 16:32 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.