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Moon phase on 23 May 2024 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | May 2024

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Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 23 May 2024 at 13:53 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1828"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1895".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2024.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2024 at 17:13
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2024 at 12:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 14 June 2024 at 05:18
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2024 at 01:08

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 301 / 1254

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 301 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. 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 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 June 2024 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 392 074 km

Moon is 392 074 km (243 623 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 108 km (228 732 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2024 at 07:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.465°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.401° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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