Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 May 2029 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | May 2029

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 21 May 2029 at 04:16.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2029 after 1 day on 27 May 2029 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2029 at 18:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2029 at 01:19
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 12 June 2029 at 03:51
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2029 at 09:54

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 363 / 1316

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 363 of Meeus index or 1316 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 363 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 364 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠213.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.2°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 25 May 2029 at 22:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 June 2029 at 22:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 365 531 km

Moon is 365 531 km (227 130 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 105 km (251 721 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 16 May 2029 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 May 2029 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 15 May 2029 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.404°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.396° in the next southern standstill on 28 May 2029 at 14:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 27 May 2029 at 18:37 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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