Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 19 May 2069 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 14 May 2069 at 03:10.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2069 after 16 days on 5 June 2069 at 00:19.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 857 of Meeus index or 1810 from Brown series.
Length of current 857 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2069. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 858 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21°. 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 12:00, this is 15 days after last apogee on 4 May 2069 at 05:38 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2069 at 17:30 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 359 730 km (223 526 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 778 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 626 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 15:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 2 June 2069 at 10:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2069 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.911°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.926° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2069 at 01:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 20 May 2069 at 18:06 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.