Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2047 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | May 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 25 April 2047 at 04:40.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1879"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2047 after 7 days on 9 May 2047 at 18:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2047 at 03:26
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2047 at 18:24
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2047 at 16:46
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 24 May 2047 at 20:27

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 585 / 1538

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 585 of Meeus index or 1538 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 585 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 586 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠185.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.1°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 24 April 2047 at 13:11 in ♈ Aries. 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 9 May 2047 at 02:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 381 548 km

Moon is 381 548 km (237 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 602 km (222 204 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 1 May 2047 at 06:05 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2047 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2047 at 23:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.418°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.371° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2047 at 19:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 9 May 2047 at 18:24 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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