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Moon phase on 19 May 2019 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | May 2019

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 May 2019 at 21:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1896".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2019.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 May 2019 at 16:33
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2019 at 10:02
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2019 at 05:59
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2019 at 08:31

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 239 / 1192

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.1°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 May 2019 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 384 566 km

The Moon is 384 566 km (238 958 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 134 km (251 117 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 9 May 2019 at 18:50 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 May 2019 at 19:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 9 May 2019 at 05:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.243°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.313° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 May 2019 at 06:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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