Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 May 2025 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 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 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.

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 ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1803"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 26 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44.

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

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 313 / 1266

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

4 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 10 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 397 477 km

The Moon is 397 477 km (246 981 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 023 km (223 087 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 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

20 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 at southern standstill

At 18:44 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.484°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.442° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 28 May 2025 at 16:16.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 27 May 2025 at 03:02 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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