Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 May 2059 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17.
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 about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2059 after 24 days on 27 May 2059 at 08:04.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 733 of Meeus index or 1686 from Brown series.
Length of current 733 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 47 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 734 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.2°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 22 April 2059 at 12:03 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 372 737 km (231 608 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 831 km (227 938 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 29 April 2059 at 07:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2059 at 04:37 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.654°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.665° in its northern standstill point on 15 May 2059 at 08:44 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 11 May 2059 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.