Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 5 May 2062 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 1 May 2062 at 18:33.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2062 after 17 days on 23 May 2062 at 07:03.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 770 of Meeus index or 1723 from Brown series.
Length of current 770 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 6 minutes. It is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than next lunation 771 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠301.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.7°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 29 April 2062 at 08:55 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 11 May 2062 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 387 514 km (240 790 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 785 km (225 424 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 16:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 18 May 2062 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo.
At 16:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2062 at 07:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.595°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.528° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2062 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 9 May 2062 at 03:22 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.