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Moon phase on 28 May 2048 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | May 2048

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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 15 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 27 May 2048 at 18:57 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1893".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2048.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2048 at 12:05
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2048 at 12:50
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2048 at 10:49
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 June 2048 at 02:08

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 598 / 1551

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 598 of Meeus index or 1551 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 598 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2048. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 599 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠163°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.1°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 27 May 2048 at 23:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 June 2048 at 20:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 355 km

Moon is 363 355 km (225 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 15 May 2048 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 May 2048 at 03:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 12:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.749°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.745° in its northern standstill point on 11 June 2048 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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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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