Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 May 2041 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | May 2041

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 23 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2041 at 10:59

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 511 / 1464

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

12 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 day, 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 364 041 km

The Moon is 364 041 km (226 205 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 566 km (229 638 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 28 May 2041 at 04:17 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.362°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.334° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 June 2041 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 29 May 2041 at 22:56 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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