Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 May 2057 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | May 2057

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 11 May 2057 at 21:06.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2057 after 1 day on 18 May 2057 at 19:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2057 at 19:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 25 May 2057 at 10:40
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 2 June 2057 at 08:11
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2057 at 09:30

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 709 / 1662

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 709 of Meeus index or 1662 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 709 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2057. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 710 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠148.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2057 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini. 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 19 May 2057 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 550 km

Moon is 367 550 km (228 385 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 926 km (222 405 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 7 May 2057 at 22:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 May 2057 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 8 May 2057 at 14:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.611°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.658° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2057 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 18 May 2057 at 19:02 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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