Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 May 2054 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | May 2054

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

Waxing Crescent 38% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 7 May 2054 at 17:00.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2054 after 8 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 14 May 2054 at 13:57
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 21 May 2054 at 15:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 29 May 2054 at 15:03
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2054 at 02:40

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 672 / 1625

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 672 of Meeus index or 1625 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 672 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 673 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠288.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:26, this is 12 days after last apogee on 30 April 2054 at 05:45 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 May 2054 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 369 431 km

This perigee Moon is 369 431 km (229 554 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 923 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 925 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 2 May 2054 at 00:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 May 2054 at 06:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2054 at 05:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.033°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.115° in the next southern standstill on 24 May 2054 at 11:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 21 May 2054 at 15:16 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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