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Moon phase on 6 May 2032 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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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 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 18 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

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 399 / 1352

The Moon is 26 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 3 May 2032 at 20:49 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 16 May 2032 at 22:18 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 369 572 km

Moon is 369 572 km (229 641 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 274 km (251 204 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2032 at 22:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.640°. Next 5 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 3 days

After 3 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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