Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2065 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2065 | May 2065

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 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 27 April 2065 at 11:02.

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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2065 after 17 days on 20 May 2065 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 5 May 2065 at 11:30
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2065 at 10:52
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2065 at 02:05
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 May 2065 at 23:38

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 807 / 1760

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 807 of Meeus index or 1760 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 807 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 808 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠159.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2065 at 02:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 May 2065 at 03:19 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 402 114 km

Moon is 402 114 km (249 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 674 km (252 696 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 26 April 2065 at 23:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 May 2065 at 14:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2065 at 02:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.324°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.222° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2065 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 5 May 2065 at 11:30 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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