Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 May 2036 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | May 2036

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

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 3 May 2036 at 05:54.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 3 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 10 May 2036 at 08:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 18 May 2036 at 08:39
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2036 at 19:17
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2036 at 11:34

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 449 / 1402

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠292.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 May 2036 at 12:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 024 km

The Moon is 372 024 km (231 165 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 366 km (251 261 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 3 May 2036 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2036 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 30 April 2036 at 19:06 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.658°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.758° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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