Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 May 2071 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | May 2071

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 6 May 2071 at 19:05.

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 ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2071 after 3 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2071 at 03:24
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 22 May 2071 at 06:18
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2071 at 11:17
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 5 June 2071 at 01:38

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 882 / 1835

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 882 of Meeus index or 1835 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 882 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 883 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334°. 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 after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 3 May 2071 at 02:56 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 May 2071 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 379 697 km

Moon is 379 697 km (235 933 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 116 km (251 727 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 11:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 24 May 2071 at 23:39 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 11:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 3 May 2071 at 11:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.278°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.342° in the next southern standstill on 17 May 2071 at 00:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24 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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