Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 May 2086 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | May 2086

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 20 May 2086 at 11:19.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2086 after 6 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 28 May 2086 at 12:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2086 at 15:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2086 at 11:12
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2086 at 04:33

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 1068 / 2021

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 1068 of Meeus index or 2021 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1068 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1069 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.5°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:25, this is 11 days after last perigee on 10 May 2086 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 June 2086 at 01:37 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 729 km

This apogee Moon is 404 729 km (251 487 mi) away from Earth. It is 679 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 980 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 14 May 2086 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2086 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 14 May 2086 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.466°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.458° in the next southern standstill on 29 May 2086 at 07:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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