Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 May 2059 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 27 May 2059 at 08:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1913"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2059 after 27 days on 25 June 2059 at 18:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 June 2059 at 18:12

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 734 / 1687

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 734 of Meeus index or 1687 from Brown series.

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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 before perigee

9 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 June 2059 at 22:39 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 374 728 km

Moon is 374 728 km (232 845 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 676 km (229 706 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 26 May 2059 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2059 at 12:58 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:41 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.652°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.629° in its northern standstill point on 11 June 2059 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 10 June 2059 at 05:57 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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