Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 May 2068 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 1 May 2068 at 18:07.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2068 after 12 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 845 of Meeus index or 1798 from Brown series.
Length of current 845 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 846 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2068 at 06:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2068 at 03:18 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 385 228 km (239 370 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 661 km (251 445 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 3 May 2068 at 04:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 May 2068 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.452°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.444° in its southern standstill point on 18 May 2068 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.