Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2057 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | May 2057

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 3 May 2057 at 16:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2057 after 12 days on 18 May 2057 at 19:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 2 June 2057 at 08:11

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 709 / 1662

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 709 of Meeus index or 1662 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 709 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2057. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 710 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠148.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:52, this is 15 days after last perigee on 21 April 2057 at 04:54 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2057 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 919 km

This apogee Moon is 405 919 km (252 226 mi) away from Earth. It is 511 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 790 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

25 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2057 at 07:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.505°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 18 May 2057 at 19:02 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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