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.


  1. What is a lunar northern standstill and a southern standstill? What actually happens? These terms are new to me.

    1. Thank you for taking interest in my work. Here is a wikipedia article to help you with this concept that is new to you. Sorry for the delay in responding to your inquiry, however I have been busy dealing with personal problems and having trouble keeping up. Take care, be safe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_standstill


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