Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 28 May 2074 Monday 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 25 May 2074 at 22:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 11 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.
Length of current 920 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 921 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 399 053 km (247 960 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 517 km (222 772 mi).
12 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:31 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.959°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.986° in its southern standstill point on 10 June 2074 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.