Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 May 2041 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | May 2041

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 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 8 May 2041 at 03:54.

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 ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2041 after 4 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 May 2041 at 00:52
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2041 at 22:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2041 at 22:56
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2041 at 21:40

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 511 / 1464

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 511 of Meeus index or 1464 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 1 hour and 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠56.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠88.5°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2041 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo. 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 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 402 049 km

The Moon is 402 049 km (249 822 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 566 km (229 638 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 30 April 2041 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 4 May 2041 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.379°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.362° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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