Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 5 May 2066 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 May 2066 at 16:57.
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 ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 4 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 820 of Meeus index or 1773 from Brown series.
Length of current 820 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 9 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 821 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 384 803 km (239 105 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 581 km (223 433 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2066 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2066 at 05:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.799°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.755° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2066 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.