Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 May 2049 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | May 2049

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 10 May 2049 at 01:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1836"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 3 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2049 at 11:13
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2049 at 02:54
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2049 at 14:00
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 8 June 2049 at 17:56

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 610 / 1563

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 610 of Meeus index or 1563 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute 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 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠102.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠102.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠136.3°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer. 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 19 May 2049 at 19:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 390 382 km

The Moon is 390 382 km (242 572 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 447 km (225 835 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 4 May 2049 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 May 2049 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 4 May 2049 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.094°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.086° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 May 2049 at 21:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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