Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 May 2043 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 1 day 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

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 536 / 1489

The Moon is 13 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:46, this is 13 days after last perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 276 km

This apogee Moon is 406 276 km (252 448 mi) away from Earth. It is 868 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 433 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2043 at 17:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 3 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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