Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 May 2088 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.
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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2088 after 26 days on 4 June 2088 at 08:08.
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 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:11, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 May 2088 at 11:25 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 804 km (252 155 mi) away from Earth. It is 396 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 905 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 4 May 2088 at 21:55 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 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 14:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.414° in its northern standstill point on 22 May 2088 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 20 May 2088 at 18:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.