Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 May 2079 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | May 2079

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 8 May 2079 at 01:37.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2079 after 1 day on 15 May 2079 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 15 May 2079 at 20:58
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 May 2079 at 23:15
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2079 at 18:41
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2079 at 11:18

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 981 / 1934

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 981 of Meeus index or 1934 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 981 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 54 minutes longer than next lunation 982 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.9°. 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 2 May 2079 at 13:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2079 at 16:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 595 km

Moon is 401 595 km (249 540 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 158 km (252 375 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 13 May 2079 at 20:46 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2079 at 04:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 May 2079 at 02:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.041°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.005° in the next southern standstill on 19 May 2079 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 15 May 2079 at 20:58 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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