Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 May 2043 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | May 2043

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 2043 at 08:59.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 18 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 9 May 2043 at 03:21
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2043 at 21:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2043 at 23:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2043 at 19:25

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 535 / 1488

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 535 of Meeus index or 1488 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 535 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 536 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.5°. 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 25 April 2043 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 370 762 km

Moon is 370 762 km (230 381 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 136 km (221 914 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 22 April 2043 at 04:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.582°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 9 May 2043 at 03:21 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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