Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 7 May 2063 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 5 May 2063 at 15:20.
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 about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2063 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 May 2063 at 21:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 364 516 km (226 500 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 086 km (251 087 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 10:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 21 May 2063 at 05:36 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2063 at 05:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.247°. Next 7 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 5 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.