Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 May 2050 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 6 May 2050 at 22:26.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2050 after 23 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 May 2050 at 00:04
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2050 at 20:51
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 28 May 2050 at 16:04
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2050 at 09:51

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 622 / 1575

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 622 of Meeus index or 1575 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 622 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 623 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠69.6°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 30 April 2050 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 365 984 km

Moon is 365 984 km (227 412 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 166 km (229 389 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 7 May 2050 at 06:21 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 May 2050 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2050 at 09:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.489°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.496° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2050 at 07:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 20 May 2050 at 20:51 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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