Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 May 2062 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 May 2062 at 18:17.
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 first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2062 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2062 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 May 2062 at 00:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 379 887 km (236 051 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 628 km (252 046 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 08:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 1 June 2062 at 21:30 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2062 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.528°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.459° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2062 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 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.