Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 May 2045 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 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 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 23 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2045 at 02:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2045 at 18:26
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 23 May 2045 at 12:38
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 30 May 2045 at 17:52

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 560 / 1513

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 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 560 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 561 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo. 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 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 185 km

Moon is 405 185 km (251 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 121 km (251 109 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 26 April 2045 at 01:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.817°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.745° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 16 May 2045 at 18:26 in ♉ Taurus, 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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