Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 29 May 2087 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 25 May 2087 at 10:41.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 17 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 452 km (225 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 346 km (223 287 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2087 at 00:23 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.798°. Next 3 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 2 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.