Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.
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 ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 27 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19°.
3 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 400 231 km (248 692 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 346 km (223 287 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2087 at 00:23 in ♊ Gemini.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 11:07 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.798°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.809° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 1 June 2087 at 14:09.
In 12 days on 1 June 2087 at 01:38 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.