Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 11 May 2062 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 May 2062 at 03:22.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2062 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 771 of Meeus index or 1724 from Brown series.
Length of current 771 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 772 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠325.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠343.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:10, this is 11 days after last apogee on 29 April 2062 at 08:55 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 May 2062 at 00:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 362 785 km (225 424 mi) away from Earth. It is 277 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 571 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 5 May 2062 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 May 2062 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 22:52 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.528°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.459° in its southern standstill point on 25 May 2062 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 23 May 2062 at 07:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.