Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 May 2065 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1896".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2065.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 808 of Meeus index or 1761 from Brown series.
Length of current 808 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 809 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠206.9°. 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 19 May 2065 at 12:57 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 June 2065 at 09:08 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 364 615 km (226 561 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 272 km (252 446 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 11 May 2065 at 14:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2065 at 02:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 8 May 2065 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.222°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.190° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2065 at 12:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.