Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 May 2074 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 23 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 20 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°).
5 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 379 311 km (235 693 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 578 km (252 636 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 05:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2074 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.864°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.959° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2074 at 22:31 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 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.