Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 May 2091 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 May 2091 at 02:42 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2091 after 6 days on 1 June 2091 at 17:31.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1130 of Meeus index or 2083 from Brown series.
Length of current 1130 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 1131 length.
Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠245.7°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2091 at 03:48 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2091 at 19:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 368 144 km (228 754 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 863 km (224 851 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 06:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 7 June 2091 at 23:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 06:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2091 at 13:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.883°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.930° in the next southern standstill on 3 June 2091 at 09:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 1 June 2091 at 17:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.