Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 May 2025 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 4 May 2025 at 13:52.
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 is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 3 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.
Length of current 313 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 314 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 404 055 km (251 068 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 245 km (252 429 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.573°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.484° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.