Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 May 2043 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | May 2043

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 15 May 2043 at 21:05.

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 passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1823"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 6 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2043 at 23:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2043 at 19:25
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2043 at 10:35
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 14 June 2043 at 10:19

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 536 / 1489

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 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 536 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 537 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.9°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 393 137 km

Moon is 393 137 km (244 284 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.

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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

5 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.459° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37 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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