Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 26 May 2059 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 19 May 2059 at 10:22.
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 ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2059 after 1 day 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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 734 of Meeus index or 1687 from Brown series.
Length of current 734 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 735 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.4°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 June 2059 at 22:39 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 388 879 km (241 638 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 676 km (229 706 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 8 June 2059 at 12:58 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 15 May 2059 at 08:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.665°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.652° in the next southern standstill on 29 May 2059 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 27 May 2059 at 08:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.