Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 May 2068 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | May 2068

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

Waning Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 17 May 2068 at 05:35.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 25 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2068 at 17:00

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 845 / 1798

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 11 May 2068 at 03:18 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2068 at 09:16 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 370 789 km

Moon is 370 789 km (230 398 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 748 km (229 129 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2068 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 May 2068 at 13:21 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2068 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.444°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.451° in the next northern standstill on 31 May 2068 at 17:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 31 May 2068 at 04:03 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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