Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 May 2084 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 20 May 2084 at 02:36.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2084 after 27 days on 18 June 2084 at 10:00.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1043 of Meeus index or 1996 from Brown series.
Length of current 1043 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 41 minutes. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1044 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠128.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠157°. 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 perigee on this date at 12:03, this is 12 days after last apogee on 9 May 2084 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2084 at 20:10 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 360 060 km (223 731 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 448 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 296 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 10 May 2084 at 08:57 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 May 2084 at 12:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:31 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.645°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.616° in its northern standstill point on 3 June 2084 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 3 June 2084 at 10:13 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.