Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 30 May 2074 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 9 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 4 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°).
6 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 391 230 km (243 099 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 517 km (222 772 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 19:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 12 June 2074 at 10:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 19:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 28 May 2074 at 22:31 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.959°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.986° in the next southern standstill on 10 June 2074 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 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.