Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 May 2100 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2100 | May 2100

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

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 17 May 2100 at 02:42.

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 ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2100 after 1 day on 23 May 2100 at 17:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2100 at 17:25
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2100 at 19:35
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2100 at 23:31
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2100 at 09:41

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 1241 / 2194

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 1241 of Meeus index or 2194 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 1241 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1242 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠227.5°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:04, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 May 2100 at 05:13 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2100 at 17:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 359 498 km

This perigee Moon is 359 498 km (223 382 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 010 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 858 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 18 May 2100 at 10:11 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2100 at 02:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, 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 12 May 2100 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.277°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.230° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2100 at 09:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 23 May 2100 at 17:25 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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