Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 May 2084 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2084 after 25 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 18 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 May 2084 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2084 at 20:10 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 739 km (226 017 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 150 km (252 370 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 12:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 6 June 2084 at 12:27 in ♋ Cancer.
At 12:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2084 at 11:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.645°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.616° in the next northern standstill on 3 June 2084 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 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.