Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 13 May 2074 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 26 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 919 of Meeus index or 1872 from Brown series.
Length of current 919 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 920 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2074 at 01:01 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 103 km (228 107 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 578 km (252 636 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 3 May 2074 at 18:36 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2074 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.782°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.864° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2074 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 25 May 2074 at 22:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.