Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 May 2046 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1909"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 9 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

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 573 / 1526

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 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 before perigee

9 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 6 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 375 389 km

Moon is 375 389 km (233 256 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 910 km (227 366 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 day, 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

12 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 8 May 2046 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.750°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.705° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2046 at 18:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 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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