Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 May 2055 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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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 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 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 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2055 after 1 day 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

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 684 / 1637

The Moon is 13 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 8 May 2055 at 21:10 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 366 051 km

Moon is 366 051 km (227 454 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 756 km (251 504 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days 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 7 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

4 days 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2055 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.193°. Next 5 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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