Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 May 2041 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | May 2041

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 23 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2041 at 22:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2041 at 22:56
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2041 at 21:40
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2041 at 10:59

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 511 / 1464

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 511 of Meeus index or 1464 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 511 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 512 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.5°. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2041 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 041 km

Moon is 364 041 km (226 205 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 566 km (229 638 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2041 at 04:17 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.362°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.334° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2041 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 29 May 2041 at 22:56 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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