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Moon phase on 1 May 2057 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | May 2057

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 26 April 2057 at 02:06.

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 ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2057 after 17 days on 18 May 2057 at 19:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 3 May 2057 at 16:32
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 11 May 2057 at 21:06
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2057 at 19:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 25 May 2057 at 10:40

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 708 / 1661

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 708 of Meeus index or 1661 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 708 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 709 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠117°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠117°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2057 at 04:54 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 6 May 2057 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 394 389 km

Moon is 394 389 km (245 062 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 919 km (252 226 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 23 April 2057 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 May 2057 at 22:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

20 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2057 at 07:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.505°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.611° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2057 at 14:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 3 May 2057 at 16:32 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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