Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 28 May 2089 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 24 May 2089 at 10:18.
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 ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2089 after 25 days on 23 June 2089 at 00:07.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1105 of Meeus index or 2058 from Brown series.
Length of current 1105 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1106 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.7°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 13 May 2089 at 16:16 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2089 at 11:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 405 259 km (251 816 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 001 km (251 656 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 20 May 2089 at 20:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 June 2089 at 08:00 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 26 May 2089 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.583°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.600° in the next northern standstill on 9 June 2089 at 06:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 8 June 2089 at 18:44 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.