Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 May 2046 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | May 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 6 May 2046 at 02:56.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 12 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2046 at 15:22

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 573 / 1526

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 573 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 574 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠239.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠239.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274°. 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

6 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 9 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 389 398 km

Moon is 389 398 km (241 961 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 910 km (227 366 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 4 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

9 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

13 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.852°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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