Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 11 May 2066 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.
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 ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2066 after 27 days on 8 June 2066 at 02:31.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:15, this is 12 days after last apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2066 at 06:49 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 359 581 km (223 433 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 927 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 775 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2066 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 18:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.755°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.714° in its northern standstill point on 25 May 2066 at 11:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 24 May 2066 at 03:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.