Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 May 2043 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | May 2043

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

Waning Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.

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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1875"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2043 after 23 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.

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

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 536 / 1489

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 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 before apogee

7 days 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 6 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 382 230 km

The Moon is 382 230 km (237 507 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 682 km (222 875 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

24 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 after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.459°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.431° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 June 2043 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 7 June 2043 at 10:35 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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