Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 15 May 2087 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 9 May 2087 at 13:09.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 2 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.
Length of current 1080 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 1081 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19°. 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 apogee on this date at 19:24, this is 13 days after last perigee on 2 May 2087 at 13:16 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 162 km (252 377 mi) away from Earth. It is 754 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 547 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 3 May 2087 at 13:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 5 May 2087 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.806°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.798° in the next southern standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.