Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 May 2014 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | May 2014

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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.

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 7 May 2014 at 03:15.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in ♏ Scorpio on
  • Last Quarter in ♓ Pisces on
  • New Moon in ♊ Gemini on
  • First Quarter in ♍ Virgo on

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 4 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.18% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1900".

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 177 / 1130

Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 177 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 178.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠112.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 7 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58.

Distance to Moon 397 334 km

Moon is 397 334 km (246 892 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 4 days, distance is 404 319 km (251 232 mi). Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 367 099 km (228 105 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06.

Draconic month

24 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠18.961°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 6 days to face South declination of ∠-18.992° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10.

Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

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