Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 18 May 2061 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 May 2061 at 16:10.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2061 after 15 days on 3 June 2061 at 06:09.
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 758 of Meeus index or 1711 from Brown series.
Length of current 758 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 58 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 759 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 23 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠343.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2061 at 02:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 2061 at 12:47 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 364 051 km (226 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 187 km (221 946 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 16 May 2061 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2061 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2061 at 17:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.372°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.328° in the next northern standstill on 21 May 2061 at 17:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 19 May 2061 at 11:03 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.