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Moon phase on 30 May 2077 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 May 2077 at 16:43 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2077 after 7 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 957 of Meeus index or 1910 from Brown series.
Length of current 957 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 17 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 958 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.3°. 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 apogee on this date at 18:38, this is 11 days after last perigee on 18 May 2077 at 19:58 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 June 2077 at 20:17 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 357 km (251 256 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 051 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 352 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 22 May 2077 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2077 at 23:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 24 May 2077 at 22:23 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.836°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.830° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2077 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 6 June 2077 at 15:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.