Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 11 May 2058 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 8 May 2058 at 10:12.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2058 after 26 days on 6 June 2058 at 19:15.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 721 of Meeus index or 1674 from Brown series.
Length of current 721 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 722 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠82.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠118.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:49, this is 11 days after last apogee on 29 April 2058 at 19:18 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 May 2058 at 13:11 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 366 328 km (227 626 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 820 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 028 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 10 May 2058 at 07:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 May 2058 at 12:18 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2058 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.222°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.271° in the next southern standstill on 12 May 2058 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 22 May 2058 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.