Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 May 2047 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2047 after 15 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

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 585 / 1538

The Moon is 28 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 May 2047 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries. 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 6 June 2047 at 09:14 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 644 km

Moon is 404 644 km (251 434 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 058 km (224 351 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 4 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

9 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2047 at 19:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.371°. Next 2 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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