Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 May 2048 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1904".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2048 after 26 days on 27 May 2048 at 18:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2048 at 02:22
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 12 May 2048 at 20:58
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 May 2048 at 00:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2048 at 18:57

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 597 / 1550

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 597 of Meeus index or 1550 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 14 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠135.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠163°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 May 2048 at 17:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 802 km

The Moon is 363 802 km (226 056 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 299 km (252 462 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:46 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 15 May 2048 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 18:46 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 02:39 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.803°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.751° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 15 May 2048 at 00:49.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 12 May 2048 at 20:58 in ♉ Taurus 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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