Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 May 2088 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | May 2088

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% 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 28 April 2088 at 01:29.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2088 after 1 day on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 5 May 2088 at 16:25
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 13 May 2088 at 20:09
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2088 at 18:49
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2088 at 09:51

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 1092 / 2045

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 1092 of Meeus index or 2045 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 1092 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1093 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.3°. 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 23 April 2088 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 398 454 km

Moon is 398 454 km (247 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 804 km (252 155 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 21:55 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 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 21:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2088 at 17:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.385°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 5 May 2088 at 16:25 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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