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Moon phase on 19 May 2046 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | May 2046

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 20 May 2046 at 03:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1896".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2046.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2046 at 03:15
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 May 2046 at 17:06
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2046 at 15:22
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2046 at 15:27

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 573 / 1526

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 573 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 574 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠239.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠239.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 May 2046 at 21:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 372 820 km

Moon is 372 820 km (231 660 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 334 km (251 241 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2046 at 04:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

21 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 8 May 2046 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.750°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.705° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2046 at 18:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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