Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 May 2069 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 May 2069 at 18:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2069 after 14 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 858 of Meeus index or 1811 from Brown series.
Length of current 858 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 859 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.5°. 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 19 May 2069 at 12:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2069 at 17:30 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 368 717 km (229 110 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 336 km (251 864 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 19 May 2069 at 15:35 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2069 at 10:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2069 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.911°. Next day 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 14 days on 5 June 2069 at 00:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.