Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 May 2095 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 19 May 2095 at 09:21.
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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2095 after 26 days on 17 June 2095 at 22:05.
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 1179 of Meeus index or 2132 from Brown series.
Length of current 1179 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 1180 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠47.3°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 14 May 2095 at 12:49 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2095 at 08:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 382 129 km (237 444 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 631 km (227 193 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 21 May 2095 at 00:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2095 at 21:43 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.914°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.917° in its northern standstill point on 4 June 2095 at 12:12 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 2 June 2095 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.