Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 May 2096 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | May 2096

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 29 April 2096 at 10:49.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2096 after 1 day on 7 May 2096 at 11:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2096 at 11:06
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2096 at 09:54
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 May 2096 at 01:35
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 28 May 2096 at 23:07

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 1191 / 2144

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 1191 of Meeus index or 2144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 1191 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 52 minutes. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1192 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 23 April 2096 at 01:06 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 7 May 2096 at 00:36 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 267 km

Moon is 404 267 km (251 200 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 291 km (252 458 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 24 April 2096 at 12:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2096 at 12:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

10 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 27 April 2096 at 04:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.323°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.364° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2096 at 18:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 7 May 2096 at 11:06 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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