Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 4 May 2086 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2086 after 24 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 20 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°).
9 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 May 2086 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 375 199 km (233 138 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 362 km (225 783 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 1 May 2086 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 May 2086 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2086 at 01:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.482°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.466° in the next northern standstill on 14 May 2086 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 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.