Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 May 2071 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 30 April 2071 at 02:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2071 after 10 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 882 of Meeus index or 1835 from Brown series.
Length of current 882 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 883 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:56, this is 11 days after last apogee on 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 May 2071 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 365 651 km (227 205 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 143 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 705 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 27 April 2071 at 16:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 May 2071 at 11:27 in ♎ Libra.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.278°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.342° in its southern standstill point on 17 May 2071 at 00:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.