Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 May 2054 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | May 2054

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 14 May 2054 at 13:57.

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 passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1917"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2054 after 3 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 21 May 2054 at 15:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 29 May 2054 at 15:03
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2054 at 02:40
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 12 June 2054 at 19:17

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 672 / 1625

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 672 of Meeus index or 1625 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 672 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 673 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠288.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 13 May 2054 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo. 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 2054 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 373 908 km

Moon is 373 908 km (232 336 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 285 km (251 211 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2054 at 06:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 May 2054 at 02:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2054 at 05:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.033°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.115° in the next southern standstill on 24 May 2054 at 11:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16 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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