Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 May 2042 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | May 2042

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 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 19 May 2042 at 10:55.

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 ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1866"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 12 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 26 May 2042 at 18:18
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2042 at 20:48
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 11 June 2042 at 01:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2042 at 19:48

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 524 / 1477

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 524 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 525 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.3°. 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 17 May 2042 at 09:30 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 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 384 217 km

Moon is 384 217 km (238 741 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 716 km (251 479 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 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 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.143°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.094° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48 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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