Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 May 2041 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | May 2041

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

Waxing Crescent 17% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 April 2041 at 11:46.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2041 after 11 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 8 May 2041 at 03:54
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 May 2041 at 00:52
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2041 at 22:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2041 at 22:56

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 511 / 1464

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 511 of Meeus index or 1464 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 511 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 512 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.5°. 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 26 April 2041 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 May 2041 at 18:43 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 396 464 km

Moon is 396 464 km (246 351 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 308 km (251 225 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 30 April 2041 at 20:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 19:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.379°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.362° in its southern standstill point on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 16 May 2041 at 00:52 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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