Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 May 2032 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | May 2032

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 9 May 2032 at 13:36.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 8 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2032 at 01:32

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 400 / 1353

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 400 of Meeus index or 1353 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 400 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 401 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠108.4°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:18, this is 13 days after last perigee on 3 May 2032 at 20:49 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 May 2032 at 02:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 274 km

This apogee Moon is 404 274 km (251 204 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2032. It is 1 134 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 223 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 8 May 2032 at 20:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 May 2032 at 06:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2032 at 22:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.649°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.672° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2032 at 06:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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