Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 May 2088 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | May 2088

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 May 2088 at 16:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2088 after 27 days on 4 June 2088 at 08:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 June 2088 at 08:08

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

14 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 day, 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 405 080 km

Moon is 405 080 km (251 705 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 804 km (252 155 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 4 May 2088 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 24 April 2088 at 17:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.385°. Next day 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 13 days

After 13 days on 20 May 2088 at 18:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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