Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2076 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | May 2076

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 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 3 May 2076 at 04:51.

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 ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2076 after 12 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 11 May 2076 at 02:50
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2076 at 17:38
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 25 May 2076 at 11:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2076 at 17:14

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 944 / 1897

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 944 of Meeus index or 1897 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 944 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 945 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠114.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 26 April 2076 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2076 at 07:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 398 848 km

Moon is 398 848 km (247 833 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 248 km (251 188 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 May 2076 at 16:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 13:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2076 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.184°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.265° in the next northern standstill on 7 May 2076 at 18:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 May 2076 at 17:38 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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