Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 May 2071 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | May 2071

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 April 2071 at 02:30.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2071 after 12 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 6 May 2071 at 19:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2071 at 03:24
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 22 May 2071 at 06:18
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2071 at 11:17

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 882 / 1835

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 882 of Meeus index or 1835 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 882 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 883 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 May 2071 at 02:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 219 km

Moon is 369 219 km (229 422 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 651 km (227 205 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 27 April 2071 at 16:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 May 2071 at 11:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2071 at 15:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.219°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.278° in the next northern standstill on 3 May 2071 at 11:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 14 May 2071 at 03:24 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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