Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 May 2076 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38.
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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2076 after 26 days on 17 June 2076 at 02:38.
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 944 of Meeus index or 1897 from Brown series.
Length of current 944 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 945 length.
Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠114.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of apogee on 10 May 2076 at 07:16 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2076 at 07:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 366 587 km (227 787 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 904 km (227 984 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 20 May 2076 at 16:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2076 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:57 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.310°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.333° in its northern standstill point on 4 June 2076 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 1 June 2076 at 17:14 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.