Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 May 2018 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | May 2018

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% 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 22 May 2018 at 03:49.

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2018 after 1 day on 29 May 2018 at 14:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 29 May 2018 at 14:20
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 6 June 2018 at 18:32
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 13 June 2018 at 19:43
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 20 June 2018 at 10:51

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 227 / 1180

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 227 of Meeus index or 1180 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 227 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 55 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 228 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠321.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.3°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2018 at 21:06 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2018 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 394 896 km

Moon is 394 896 km (245 377 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 316 km (251 852 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 20 May 2018 at 13:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 June 2018 at 12:39 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2018 at 15:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.652°. Next 3 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.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 29 May 2018 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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