Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 May 2063 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | May 2063

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 28 April 2063 at 14:52.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2063 after 8 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2063 at 15:20
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2063 at 13:11
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2063 at 09:16
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2063 at 01:47

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 783 / 1736

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 783 of Meeus index or 1736 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 783 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 784 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠270.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠270.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301.9°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 22 April 2063 at 02:01 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2063 at 19:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 676 km

Moon is 364 676 km (226 599 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 614 km (229 667 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 24 April 2063 at 02:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2063 at 10:50 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

10 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2063 at 05:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.247°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.173° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2063 at 05:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 12 May 2063 at 13:11 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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