Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2047 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | May 2047

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 May 2047 at 16:46.

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 ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2047 after 17 days on 8 June 2047 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 24 May 2047 at 20:27
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2047 at 11:54
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2047 at 02:05
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 15 June 2047 at 07:45

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:02, this is 12 days after last perigee on 9 May 2047 at 02:43 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2047 at 09:14 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 202 km

This apogee Moon is 406 202 km (252 402 mi) away from Earth. It is 794 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 507 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2047 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2047 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, 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 11 May 2047 at 19:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.371°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.322° in the next northern standstill on 26 May 2047 at 04:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 24 May 2047 at 20:27 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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