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Moon phase on 23 May 2043 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | May 2043

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 23 May 2043 at 23:37 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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1895".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2043.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2043 at 19:25
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2043 at 10:35
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 14 June 2043 at 10:19
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 22 June 2043 at 14:20

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 536 / 1489

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 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 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 276 km

The Moon is 405 276 km (251 827 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 682 km (222 875 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2043 at 17:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.531°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.459° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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