Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 May 2062 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2062 | May 2062

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

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 9 May 2062 at 03:22.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2062 after 10 days on 23 May 2062 at 07:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2062 at 18:17
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 May 2062 at 07:03
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2062 at 10:44
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2062 at 11:12

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 771 / 1724

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 771 of Meeus index or 1724 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 771 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 772 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠325.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠325.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠343.6°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 11 May 2062 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 May 2062 at 00:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 327 km

Moon is 363 327 km (225 761 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 628 km (252 046 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 5 May 2062 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 May 2062 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 11 May 2062 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.528°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.459° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2062 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 23 May 2062 at 07:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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