Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 May 2045 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | May 2045

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 May 2045 at 18:26.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 12 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2045 at 03:05

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 561 / 1514

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 561 of Meeus index or 1514 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 561 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 562 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. 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 before perigee

10 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 day, 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 370 032 km

Moon is 370 032 km (229 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 210 km (228 174 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days 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 4 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

8 days 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 in northern standstill

At 18:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.745°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.697° in its southern standstill point on 31 May 2045 at 22:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 30 May 2045 at 17:52 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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