Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 May 2065 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 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 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 20 May 2065 at 02:05.

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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2065 after 27 days on 18 June 2065 at 09:28.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2065 at 09:28

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 808 / 1761

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 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 May 2065 at 12:57 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 June 2065 at 09:08 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 966 km

The Moon is 366 966 km (228 022 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 272 km (252 446 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 11 May 2065 at 14:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

24 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 at southern standstill

At 12:36 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.190°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.155° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 4 June 2065 at 16:59.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 4 June 2065 at 03:05 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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