Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2074 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | May 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 26 April 2074 at 06:47.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 7 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2074 at 08:53
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 11 May 2074 at 02:17
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 17 May 2074 at 20:39
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2074 at 22:44

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 919 / 1872

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 919 of Meeus index or 1872 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 919 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 920 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 27 April 2074 at 09:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2074 at 01:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 388 911 km

Moon is 388 911 km (241 658 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 815 km (221 715 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 18:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 18:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 1 May 2074 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.782°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.864° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2074 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17 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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