Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 May 2049 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | May 2049

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 May 2049 at 01:57.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1883"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 1 day on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2049 at 11:13
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2049 at 02:54
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2049 at 14:00
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 8 June 2049 at 17:56

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 610 / 1563

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 610 of Meeus index or 1563 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 610 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 611 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠102.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠102.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠136.3°. 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 perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2049 at 19:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 380 647 km

Moon is 380 647 km (236 523 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 447 km (225 835 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 4 May 2049 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini, 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 18 May 2049 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 4 May 2049 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.094°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.086° in the next southern standstill on 18 May 2049 at 21:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 17 May 2049 at 11:13 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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