Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 May 2055 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | May 2055

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 4 May 2055 at 11:10.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2055 after 4 days on 11 May 2055 at 02:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 11 May 2055 at 02:31
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 18 May 2055 at 11:30
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 26 May 2055 at 12:57
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2055 at 17:01

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 684 / 1637

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 684 of Meeus index or 1637 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 684 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 685 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠221.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠221.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 May 2055 at 21:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 363 721 km

Moon is 363 721 km (226 006 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 012 km (225 565 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 4 May 2055 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo, 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 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2055 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.193°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.280° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 11 May 2055 at 02:31 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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