Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2032 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | May 2032

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 May 2032 at 16:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 21 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 9 May 2032 at 13:36
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2032 at 09:43
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2032 at 02:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2032 at 20:51

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 399 / 1352

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 399 of Meeus index or 1352 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 399 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour shorter than next lunation 400 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠44.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠44.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.2°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:49, this is 14 days after last apogee on 19 April 2032 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2032 at 22:18 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 369 512 km

This perigee Moon is 369 512 km (229 604 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 004 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 844 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 25 April 2032 at 21:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2032 at 20:11 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2032 at 22:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.640°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.649° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2032 at 22:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 9 May 2032 at 13:36 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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