Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 May 2028 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 2 May 2028 at 02:26.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 3 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2028 at 19:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2028 at 10:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2028 at 08:16
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2028 at 07:37

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 350 / 1303

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 350 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 351 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠243.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:31, this is 15 days after last apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 366 533 km

This perigee Moon is 366 533 km (227 753 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 025 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 823 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.020°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.961° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49 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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