Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 May 2078 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | May 2078

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 May 2078 at 02:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2078 after 17 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2078 at 17:56
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 18 May 2078 at 16:15
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 26 May 2078 at 20:23
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2078 at 10:38

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 968 / 1921

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 968 of Meeus index or 1921 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 968 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 12 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 969 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.8°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 26 April 2078 at 10:18 in ♎ Libra. 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 11 May 2078 at 01:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 846 km

Moon is 363 846 km (226 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 066 km (222 492 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 28 April 2078 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2078 at 14:45 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2078 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.108°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.103° in the next northern standstill on 14 May 2078 at 21:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 11 May 2078 at 17:56 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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