Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 May 2076 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.

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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 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 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 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2076 after 8 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 7 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:16, this is 13 days after last perigee on 26 April 2076 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2076 at 07:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 248 km

This apogee Moon is 404 248 km (251 188 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2076. It is 1 160 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 197 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 6 May 2076 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 May 2076 at 16:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 7 May 2076 at 18:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.265°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.310° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2076 at 17:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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