Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 May 2024 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 May 2024 at 13:53.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 27 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2024 at 17:13
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2024 at 12:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 14 June 2024 at 05:18
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2024 at 01:08

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 301 / 1254

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 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 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠60.7°.

Moon after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 June 2024 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 382 748 km

The Moon is 382 748 km (237 829 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 108 km (228 732 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 19:58 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.401°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.365° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 7 June 2024 at 16:40.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 6 June 2024 at 12:38 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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