Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 May 2025 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 4 May 2025 at 13:52.

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 ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 6 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2025 at 16:56
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2025 at 11:59
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2025 at 03:02
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2025 at 03:41

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 313 / 1266

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 313 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 314 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.8°. 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 357 km

Moon is 395 357 km (245 663 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 245 km (252 429 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, 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 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.573°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.484° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56 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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