Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 May 2066 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | May 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 60% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2066 after 23 days on 8 June 2066 at 02:31.

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

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 820 / 1773

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 26 May 2066 at 06:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 832 km

Moon is 369 832 km (229 803 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 227 km (252 418 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2066 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 May 2066 at 04:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2066 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.755°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.714° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2066 at 11:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 24 May 2066 at 03:38 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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