Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 May 2014 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2014 | May 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller.

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2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June after 26 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.

Moon enters Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

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.

Upcoming Moon phases

Synodic month details

Lunation 177 / 1130

Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

11 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 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58.

Distance to Moon 367 038 km

Moon is 367 038 km (228 067 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 11 days, distance is 404 319 km (251 232 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 367 099 km (228 105 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56.

Draconic month

4 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.992°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 12 days to face North declination of ∠19.023° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38.

Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 28 May 2014 at 18:40.

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