Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 May 2100 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 May 2100 at 17:25.
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 ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2100 after 28 days on 22 June 2100 at 01:11.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2100 at 11:04 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2100 at 17:09 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 368 989 km (229 279 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 537 km (251 989 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 18 May 2100 at 10:11 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2100 at 02:55 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2100 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.277°. Next day 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 14 days on 7 June 2100 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.