Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 4 May 2088 Tuesday 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 6 days on 28 April 2088 at 01:29.
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 ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 1 day on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1092 of Meeus index or 2045 from Brown series.
Length of current 1092 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1093 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of perigee on 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 398 454 km (247 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 804 km (252 155 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 21:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus.
At 21:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2088 at 17:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.385°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 5 May 2088 at 16:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.