Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 15 May 2083 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 8 May 2083 at 18:30.
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 ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2083 after 15 days on 31 May 2083 at 09:42.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1030 of Meeus index or 1983 from Brown series.
Length of current 1030 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 4 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1031 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠180.3°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 2 May 2083 at 12:57 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2083 at 17:26 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 769 km (251 512 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 663 km (252 689 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 8 May 2083 at 08:03 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 22 May 2083 at 23:17 in ♌ Leo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2083 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.010°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.923° in the next northern standstill on 19 May 2083 at 00:24 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 16 May 2083 at 18:14 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.