Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 May 2048 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 27 May 2048 at 18:57.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2048 after 27 days on 26 June 2048 at 02:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2048 at 12:05
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2048 at 12:50
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2048 at 10:49
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 June 2048 at 02:08

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 598 / 1551

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 598 of Meeus index or 1551 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2048. It is 38 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠163°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠186.1°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 May 2048 at 23:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 June 2048 at 20:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 352 km

The Moon is 364 352 km (226 398 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 480 km (252 575 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:20 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 12 June 2048 at 01:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 03:20 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 28 May 2048 at 12:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.749°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.745° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 June 2048 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 11 June 2048 at 12:50 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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