Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 May 2086 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1893".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2086.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1068 of Meeus index or 2021 from Brown series.
Length of current 1068 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1069 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 22 May 2086 at 15:25 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 7 June 2086 at 01:37 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 391 349 km (243 173 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 272 km (228 834 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 23:15 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 10 June 2086 at 21:57 in ♊ Gemini.
At 23:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 14 May 2086 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.466°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.458° in the next southern standstill on 29 May 2086 at 07:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.