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Moon phase on 9 May 2066 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | May 2066

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 9 May 2066 at 18:58 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1900".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2066.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2066 at 10:01
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2066 at 03:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2066 at 07:13
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2066 at 02:31

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 820 / 1773

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 820 of Meeus index or 1773 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 820 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 9 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 821 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠132.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.1°. 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 28 April 2066 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 410 km

Moon is 367 410 km (228 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 581 km (223 433 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 30 April 2066 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2066 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

23 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2066 at 05:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.799°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.755° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2066 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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