Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 May 2059 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2059 | May 2059

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 19 May 2059 at 10:22.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2059 after 2 days on 27 May 2059 at 08:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 27 May 2059 at 08:04
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2059 at 06:20
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2059 at 05:57
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 18 June 2059 at 03:55

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 734 / 1687

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 734 of Meeus index or 1687 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 734 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 735 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.4°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 June 2059 at 22:39 in ♓ Pisces.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 397 404 km

Moon is 397 404 km (246 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 676 km (229 706 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 12 May 2059 at 04:37 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 May 2059 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 15 May 2059 at 08:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.665°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.652° in the next southern standstill on 29 May 2059 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 27 May 2059 at 08:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page