Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 May 2063 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2063 after 26 days on 11 June 2063 at 00:43.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
8 days 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 May 2063 at 21:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 396 638 km (246 459 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 086 km (251 087 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 7 May 2063 at 10:50 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2063 at 05:36 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:16 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.173°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.118° in its northern standstill point on 29 May 2063 at 11:44 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 28 May 2063 at 01:47 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.