Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 May 2040 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 26 days on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2040 at 02:17
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 9 June 2040 at 18:03
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 17 June 2040 at 21:32
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2040 at 19:19

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 499 / 1452

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 499 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 500 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠122.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 28 May 2040 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 313 km

Moon is 363 313 km (225 752 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 115 km (252 348 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 26 May 2040 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.181°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.166° in the next northern standstill on 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 9 June 2040 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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