Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 1 May 2086 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 April 2086 at 22:35.
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 ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2086 after 27 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1067 of Meeus index or 2020 from Brown series.
Length of current 1067 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2086. It is 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 1068 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 24 April 2086 at 22:37 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 May 2086 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 389 186 km (241 829 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 362 km (225 783 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 14 May 2086 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.
At 17:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
14 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2086 at 10:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.550°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.482° in the next southern standstill on 2 May 2086 at 01:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 13 May 2086 at 01:41 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.