Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 May 2045 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | May 2045

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 May 2045 at 02:51.

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 ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 19 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2045 at 18:26
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 23 May 2045 at 12:38
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 30 May 2045 at 17:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 7 June 2045 at 20:23

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 560 / 1513

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 560 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 561 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2045 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 400 476 km

Moon is 400 476 km (248 844 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 210 km (228 174 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 9 May 2045 at 21:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 May 2045 at 02:17 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.817°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.745° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 16 May 2045 at 18:26 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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