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Moon phase on 13 May 2025 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 12 May 2025 at 16:56 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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1899".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2025.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2025 at 11:59
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2025 at 03:02
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2025 at 03:41
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 June 2025 at 07:44

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 313 / 1266

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer 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 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.8°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 403 183 km

The Moon is 403 183 km (250 526 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 023 km (223 087 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.573°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.484° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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