Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 18 May 2077 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 15 May 2077 at 09:26.
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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2077 after 19 days on 6 June 2077 at 15:07.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 956 of Meeus index or 1909 from Brown series.
Length of current 956 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 957 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.2°. 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 19:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 3 May 2077 at 00:26 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 May 2077 at 18:38 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 366 235 km (227 568 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 727 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 121 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 9 May 2077 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2077 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 12 May 2077 at 02:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.829°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.836° in the next northern standstill on 24 May 2077 at 22:23 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 22 May 2077 at 02:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.