Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 May 2087 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 26 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 17 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.
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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 396 871 km (246 604 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 346 km (223 287 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 31 May 2087 at 00:23 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.798°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.809° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2087 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 1 June 2087 at 01:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.