Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 May 2017 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | May 2017

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 3 May 2017 at 02:47.

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.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2017 after 1 day on 10 May 2017 at 21:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 10 May 2017 at 21:43
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 May 2017 at 00:33
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2017 at 19:44
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2017 at 12:42

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 214 / 1167

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 214 of Meeus index or 1167 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 214 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 215 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2017 at 16:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 149 km

Moon is 401 149 km (249 262 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 212 km (252 408 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 4 May 2017 at 10:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 30 April 2017 at 13:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.187°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.302° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 May 2017 at 21:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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