Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 May 2071 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 29 May 2071 at 11:17.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2071 after 12 days on 12 June 2071 at 17:36.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 883 of Meeus index or 1836 from Brown series.
Length of current 883 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 884 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.4°. 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 00:58, this is 12 days after last apogee on 18 May 2071 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 June 2071 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 360 783 km (224 180 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 725 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 573 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 24 May 2071 at 23:39 in ♓ Pisces, 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 6 June 2071 at 13:14 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 30 May 2071 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.383°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.428° in the next southern standstill on 13 June 2071 at 08:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 12 June 2071 at 17:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.