Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 May 2065 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2065 | May 2065

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

Waxing Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 13 May 2065 at 10:52.

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 ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2065 after 2 days on 20 May 2065 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2065 at 02:05
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 May 2065 at 23:38
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2065 at 03:05
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2065 at 19:25

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 808 / 1761

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 808 of Meeus index or 1761 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 808 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 809 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠183°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠206.9°. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 5 May 2065 at 03:19 in ♉ Taurus. 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 2065 at 12:57 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 765 km

Moon is 364 765 km (226 654 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 407 km (222 082 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 11 May 2065 at 14:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2065 at 02:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 8 May 2065 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.222°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.190° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2065 at 12:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 20 May 2065 at 02:05 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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