Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 May 2088 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 May 2088 at 18:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2088 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1093 of Meeus index or 2046 from Brown series.
Length of current 1093 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 1094 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:25, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2088 at 01:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 358 066 km (222 492 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 442 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 290 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 June 2088 at 03:13 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.414° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2088 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 4 June 2088 at 08:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.