Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 May 2026 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | May 2026

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 14 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 23 May 2026 at 11:11.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 1 day on 31 May 2026 at 08:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 31 May 2026 at 08:45
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 8 June 2026 at 10:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2026 at 02:54
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 June 2026 at 21:55

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 326 / 1279

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 326 of Meeus index or 1279 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 326 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 53 minutes. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 327 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.5°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2026 at 13:48 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 June 2026 at 04:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 330 km

Moon is 404 330 km (251 239 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 369 km (252 506 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 23 May 2026 at 15:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2026 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.051°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.988° in the next southern standstill on 1 June 2026 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 31 May 2026 at 08:45 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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