Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2046 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | May 2046

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 27 April 2046 at 23:30.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 16 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2046 at 02:56
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2046 at 10:25
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2046 at 03:15
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 May 2046 at 17:06

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 572 / 1525

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 572 of Meeus index or 1525 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 572 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 573 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠209.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠239.2°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 1 May 2046 at 03:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 403 353 km

Moon is 403 353 km (250 632 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 910 km (227 366 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

5 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.852°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.750° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2046 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 6 May 2046 at 02:56 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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