Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 13 May 2066 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2066 after 25 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 19 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2066 at 06:49 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 364 451 km (226 459 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 227 km (252 418 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 03:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 27 May 2066 at 04:17 in ♋ Cancer.
At 03:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 11 May 2066 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.755°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.714° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2066 at 11:45 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 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.