Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 19 May 2063 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2063 after 22 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 21 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:24, this is 13 days after last perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 June 2063 at 01:18 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 086 km (251 087 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2063. It is 1 322 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 35 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2063 at 05:36 in ♓ Pisces.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 15 May 2063 at 05:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.173°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.118° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2063 at 11:44 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 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.