Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 May 2014 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | May 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 25 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 May 2014 at 12:59
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2014 at 18:40
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 5 June 2014 at 20:39
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 June 2014 at 04:11

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 177 / 1130

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.5°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 11:58. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 367 099 km

This perigee Moon is 367 099 km (228 105 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 591 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 257 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.992°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.023° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 28 May 2014 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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