Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 May 2063 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | May 2063

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 May 2063 at 15:20.

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 passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2063 after 3 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2063 at 13:11
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2063 at 09:16
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2063 at 01:47
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2063 at 20:28

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 783 / 1736

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 783 of Meeus index or 1736 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 783 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 784 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠270.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠270.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301.9°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 May 2063 at 21:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 369 863 km

Moon is 369 863 km (229 822 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 086 km (251 087 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 7 May 2063 at 10:50 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2063 at 05:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2063 at 05:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.247°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.173° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2063 at 05:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11 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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