Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 23 May 2078 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 18 May 2078 at 16:15.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2078 after 3 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 969 of Meeus index or 1922 from Brown series.
Length of current 969 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2078. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 970 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29°. 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 17:11, this is 12 days after last perigee on 11 May 2078 at 01:13 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 June 2078 at 07:36 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 828 km (252 170 mi) away from Earth. It is 420 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 881 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 11 May 2078 at 14:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2078 at 11:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 14 May 2078 at 21:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.103°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.084° in the next southern standstill on 29 May 2078 at 11:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.