Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 May 2021 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | May 2021

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

Waning Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 27 April 2021 at 03:31.

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.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1903".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2021 after 23 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2021 at 19:50
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2021 at 19:00
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2021 at 19:13
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2021 at 11:14

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 263 / 1216

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 263 of Meeus index or 1216 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 263 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2021. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 264 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠154.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2021 at 15:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 374 068 km

Moon is 374 068 km (232 435 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 512 km (252 595 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 29 April 2021 at 09:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2021 at 10:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 1 May 2021 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.591°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.640° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 11 May 2021 at 19:00 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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