Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 May 2049 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2049 after 27 days on 15 June 2049 at 19:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2049 at 19:26

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 610 / 1563

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:18, this is 11 days after last apogee on 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 June 2049 at 14:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 447 km

This perigee Moon is 363 447 km (225 835 mi) away from Earth. It is 939 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 909 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 18 May 2049 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2049 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 18 May 2049 at 21:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.086°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.085° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2049 at 04:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 31 May 2049 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini, 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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