Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 May 2057 Friday is Full Moon, 14 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.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1896".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2057.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 709 of Meeus index or 1662 from Brown series.
Length of current 709 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2057. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 710 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. 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 apogee on 6 May 2057 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2057 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 364 987 km (226 792 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 926 km (222 405 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 7 May 2057 at 22:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 May 2057 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 8 May 2057 at 14:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.611°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.658° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2057 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.