Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 May 2077 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | May 2077

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

Waxing Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 29 April 2077 at 23:28.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2077 after 6 days on 8 May 2077 at 02:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2077 at 02:23
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2077 at 09:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 May 2077 at 02:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2077 at 16:43

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 956 / 1909

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 956 of Meeus index or 1909 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 956 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 957 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.2°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2077 at 00:47 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 3 May 2077 at 00:26 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 403 906 km

Moon is 403 906 km (250 976 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 160 km (251 755 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 25 April 2077 at 03:43 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2077 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 27 April 2077 at 12:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.782°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.829° in the next southern standstill on 12 May 2077 at 02:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 8 May 2077 at 02:23 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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