Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 May 2045 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 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 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 10 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 4 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:22, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2045 at 03:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 210 km

This perigee Moon is 367 210 km (228 174 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 702 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 146 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 18 May 2045 at 18:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.745°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.697° in the next southern standstill on 31 May 2045 at 22:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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