Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 May 2065 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2065 | May 2065

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 13 May 2065 at 10:52.

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2065 after 1 day on 20 May 2065 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2065 at 02:05
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 May 2065 at 23:38
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2065 at 03:05
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2065 at 19:25

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 808 / 1761

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 808 of Meeus index or 1761 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 2 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 13 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠183°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠206.9°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 5 May 2065 at 03:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 May 2065 at 12:57 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 482 km

The Moon is 363 482 km (225 857 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 407 km (222 082 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 11 May 2065 at 14:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2065 at 02:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 8 May 2065 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.222°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.190° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 May 2065 at 12:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 20 May 2065 at 02:05 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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