Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 May 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | May 2022

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

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 9 May 2022 at 00:21.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 4 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2022 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2022 at 18:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2022 at 11:30
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2022 at 14:48

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 276 / 1229

The 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 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 276 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 277 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠126°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠126°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.2°. 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 388 129 km

Moon is 388 129 km (241 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 298 km (223 879 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 1 May 2022 at 19:53 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2022 at 23:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 5 May 2022 at 15:55 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.967°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.964° in the next southern standstill on 19 May 2022 at 01:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14 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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