Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 May 2020 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | May 2020

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% 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 7 May 2020 at 10:45.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1891"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 26 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 14 May 2020 at 14:03
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 22 May 2020 at 17:39
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 30 May 2020 at 03:30
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2020 at 19:12

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 251 / 1204

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 251 of Meeus index or 1204 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠201.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠201.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠229.8°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2020 at 03:03 in ♎ Libra. 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 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 379 143 km

The Moon is 379 143 km (235 589 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 584 km (252 018 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 09:01 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 24 May 2020 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.935°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-23.998° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 May 2020 at 06:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 22 May 2020 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus 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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