Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 May 2080 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 May 2080 at 01:11.
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 first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2080 after 16 days on 2 June 2080 at 13:45.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 993 of Meeus index or 1946 from Brown series.
Length of current 993 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 994 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠298.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
7 days after point of apogee on 9 May 2080 at 21:01 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 May 2080 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 380 262 km (236 284 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 382 km (225 795 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 16 May 2080 at 00:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2080 at 17:05 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 7 May 2080 at 20:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.498°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.443° in the next northern standstill on 21 May 2080 at 16:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 19 May 2080 at 10:56 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.