Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 May 2090 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 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 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 May 2090 at 19:01.

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 ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1837"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2090 after 26 days on 12 June 2090 at 05:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 May 2090 at 09:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2090 at 07:29
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 5 June 2090 at 05:45
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 June 2090 at 05:18

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 1117 / 2070

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1117 of Meeus index or 2070 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 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 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠246°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠246°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠280.8°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 May 2090 at 05:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 May 2090 at 05:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 390 225 km

The Moon is 390 225 km (242 475 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 185 km (251 149 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 9 May 2090 at 23:10 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 May 2090 at 16:27 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 12:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.355°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.414° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 30 May 2090 at 23:17.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 29 May 2090 at 07:29 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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