Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2071 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2071 after 10 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

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 882 / 1835

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 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:56, this is 11 days after last apogee on 21 April 2071 at 05:51 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 May 2071 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 365 651 km

This perigee Moon is 365 651 km (227 205 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 143 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 705 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 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 6 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

20 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 in northern standstill

At 11:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.278°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.342° in its southern standstill point on 17 May 2071 at 00:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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