Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 May 2063 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 April 2063 at 14:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2063 after 9 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 783 of Meeus index or 1736 from Brown series.
Length of current 783 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 784 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠270.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 22 April 2063 at 02:01 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 956 km (228 016 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 614 km (229 667 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 24 April 2063 at 02:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2063 at 10:50 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 May 2063 at 05:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.247°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.173° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2063 at 05:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.