Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 May 2034 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | May 2034

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 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 24 May 2034 at 23:57.

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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2034 after 2 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 2 June 2034 at 03:54
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2034 at 19:44
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2034 at 10:26
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 23 June 2034 at 14:35

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 425 / 1378

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 425 of Meeus index or 1378 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 425 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2034. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 426 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.4°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:23, this is 12 days after last perigee on 17 May 2034 at 14:28 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2034 at 21:42 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 406 002 km

This apogee Moon is 406 002 km (252 278 mi) away from Earth. It is 594 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 707 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 27 May 2034 at 04:57 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2034 at 13:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 20 May 2034 at 06:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.340°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.405° in the next southern standstill on 3 June 2034 at 15:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54 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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