Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2017 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | May 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 26 April 2017 at 12:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2017 after 8 days on 10 May 2017 at 21:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2017 at 02:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 10 May 2017 at 21:43
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 May 2017 at 00:33
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2017 at 19:44

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 214 / 1167

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 214 of Meeus index or 1167 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 214 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 215 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2017 at 16:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 546 km

Moon is 371 546 km (230 868 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 212 km (252 408 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 21 April 2017 at 22:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2017 at 10:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 30 April 2017 at 13:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.187°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.302° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 10 May 2017 at 21:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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