Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 May 2074 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 17 May 2074 at 20:39.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 16 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 810 km (251 537 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 578 km (252 636 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2074 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.864°. Next 5 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 2 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.