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Moon phase on 10 May 2068 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | May 2068

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 62% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 May 2068 at 04:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2068 after 6 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2068 at 05:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2068 at 08:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2068 at 04:03
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2068 at 22:20

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 845 / 1798

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 845 of Meeus index or 1798 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 845 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 846 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2068 at 06:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2068 at 03:18 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 158 km

Moon is 405 158 km (251 754 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 661 km (251 445 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 3 May 2068 at 04:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 May 2068 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 4 May 2068 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.452°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.444° in the next southern standstill on 18 May 2068 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35 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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