Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 May 2100 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2100 | May 2100

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% 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 17 May 2100 at 02:42.

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 ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2100 after 1 day on 23 May 2100 at 17:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2100 at 17:25
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2100 at 19:35
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2100 at 23:31
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2100 at 09:41

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 1241 / 2194

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 1241 of Meeus index or 2194 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 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 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠227.5°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 11:04. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 7 May 2100 at 05:13 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 3 June 2100 at 17:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 359 498 km

This perigee Moon is 359 498 km (223 382 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 010 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 858 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 18 May 2100 at 10:11 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2100 at 02:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 12 May 2100 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.277°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.230° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 May 2100 at 09:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 23 May 2100 at 17:25 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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