Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 22 May 2076 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2076 after 25 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 19 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:47, this is 12 days after last apogee on 10 May 2076 at 07:16 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2076 at 01:18 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 366 904 km (227 984 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 396 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 452 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2076 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 21 May 2076 at 17:57 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.310°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.333° in the next northern standstill on 4 June 2076 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 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.