Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 21 May 2080 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 19 May 2080 at 10:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2080 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 994 of Meeus index or 1947 from Brown series.
Length of current 994 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 995 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:58, this is 11 days after last apogee on 9 May 2080 at 21:01 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 June 2080 at 12:37 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 382 km (225 795 mi) away from Earth. It is 874 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 974 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2080 at 17:05 in ♎ Libra.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 16:35 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.443°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.386° in its southern standstill point on 4 June 2080 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 2 June 2080 at 13:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.