Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 May 2056 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2056 | May 2056

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 6 May 2056 at 13:30.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2056 after 21 days on 29 May 2056 at 01:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 14 May 2056 at 16:06
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2056 at 11:50
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 29 May 2056 at 01:58
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 5 June 2056 at 03:21

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 696 / 1649

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 696 of Meeus index or 1649 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 696 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 697 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠172.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196°. 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 apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2056 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 May 2056 at 22:15 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 391 433 km

Moon is 391 433 km (243 225 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 547 km (252 617 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 4 May 2056 at 20:18 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 19 May 2056 at 11:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 3 May 2056 at 22:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.812°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.920° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2056 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 14 May 2056 at 16:06 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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