Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 May 2079 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | May 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% 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 15 May 2079 at 20:58.

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 ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2079 after 28 days on 14 June 2079 at 12:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 May 2079 at 23:15
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2079 at 18:41
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2079 at 11:18
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2079 at 12:39

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 981 / 1934

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 981 of Meeus index or 1934 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 54 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356.9°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 16:24. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 2 May 2079 at 13:49 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 30 May 2079 at 23:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 158 km

This apogee Moon is 406 158 km (252 375 mi) away from Earth. It is 750 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 551 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 13 May 2079 at 20:46 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2079 at 04:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 5 May 2079 at 02:09 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.041°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.005° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 May 2079 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 30 May 2079 at 18:41 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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