Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 May 2024 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | May 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 8 May 2024 at 03:22.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1853"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2024 after 12 days on 23 May 2024 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2024 at 11:48
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2024 at 13:53
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2024 at 17:13
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2024 at 12:38

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 301 / 1254

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 301 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 386 788 km

Moon is 386 788 km (240 339 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 641 km (251 432 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 5 May 2024 at 21:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2024 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 07:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.465°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.401° in its southern standstill point on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 23 May 2024 at 13:53 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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