Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 May 2036 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | May 2036

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

Waxing Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% 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 3 May 2036 at 05:54.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 5 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 10 May 2036 at 08:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 18 May 2036 at 08:39
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2036 at 19:17
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2036 at 11:34

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 449 / 1402

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 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 449 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 450 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠292.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.9°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2036 at 12:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 661 km

Moon is 365 661 km (227 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 366 km (251 261 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 3 May 2036 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2036 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 30 April 2036 at 19:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.658°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.758° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09 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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