Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 May 2100 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 17 May 2100 at 02:42.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2100 after 5 days on 23 May 2100 at 17:25.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1241 of Meeus index or 2194 from Brown series.
Length of current 1241 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1242 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠227.5°. 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 7 May 2100 at 05:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2100 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 368 179 km (228 776 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 498 km (223 382 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 10:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 31 May 2100 at 02:55 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2100 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.277°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.230° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2100 at 09:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 23 May 2100 at 17:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.