Lunar Report - 05/29/2018

Date and time:   29 May 2018 - 14:34MST
Moon distance to earth:  248,488 miles
Age moon:15 days
Moon phase:     Full Moon
Percentage visible:   100%

It is Flower Moon
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2018.

The Moon today is in a Full Moon phase. During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long.

Upcoming main Moon phases
Last Quarter after 8 days on 6 June 2018 at 18:32
New Moon after 15 days on 13 June 2018 at 19:43
First Quarter after 21 days on 20 June 2018 at 10:51
Full Moon after 29 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53

Spring tide
There is high Full Moon ocean tide today. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Summarized Tidal Times/Depths
 - Tropic of Cancer
Low 03:35am  -->  (0.15m)
High 09:28am  -->  (2.63m)
Low 03:45pm  -->  (-0.25m)
High 10:06pm  -->  (2.85m)

Moon before southern standstill
10 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2018 at 15:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.652°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.727° in the next southern standstill on 1 June 2018 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

Solar Report - 05/29/2018

:Product: Forecast Discussion
:Issued: 2018 May 29 1230 UTC
# Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, 
Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar Wind (24 hr Summary)
Solar wind parameters were indicative of a return to a slow solar wind regime. Solar wind speed averaged around 400 km/s and total field strength was between 1 to 8 nT, with only weak southward deviations of the Bz component. The phi angle was positive.

A slow solar wind regime is expected to continue all three days (29-31 May).

Solar Activity (24 hr Summary)
Solar activity reached low levels. Region 2712 (N15E12, Csi/beta) was stable in growth, but managed a C2 flare at 28/1636Z, and several B-class flares. No CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery. 

Solar activity is expected to remain very low, with a chance for C-class flares all three days (29-31 May) due primarily to the flare potential of Region 2712.
Energetic Particle (24 hr Summary)
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background values.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to continue at normal to moderate levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux to remain at background levels all three days (29-31 May).
Geospace (24 hr Summary)
The geomagnetic field was quiet.

The geomagn etic field is expected to be primarily quiet all three days (29-31 May).


Lunar Geometries Week of May 27,2018

Thank you to Everyone, for all of your continuing support as I deal with a complicated family matter.  I hope to share periodically, from time to time, here.  Unfortunately I cannot maintain my Facebook account for this period.  It is VERY EMOTIONAL, and will get worse and worse, as I progress through my VERY IMPORTANT family matter.

But I will keep this up, as long as a can, and as frequently as my emotional status can handle.
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
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