Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 May 2042 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | May 2042

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

Waxing Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% 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 26 May 2042 at 18:18.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 6 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2042 at 20:48
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 11 June 2042 at 01:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2042 at 19:48
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 June 2042 at 11:29

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 524 / 1477

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 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 524 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 525 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.3°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 964 km

Moon is 404 964 km (251 633 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 716 km (251 479 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.143°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.094° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48 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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