Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 May 2078 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | May 2078

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 May 2078 at 17:56.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2078 after 14 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2078 at 01:49

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 969 / 1922

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 969 of Meeus index or 1922 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 969 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2078. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 970 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 11 May 2078 at 01:13 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2078 at 17:11 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 897 km

Moon is 365 897 km (227 358 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 828 km (252 170 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 11 May 2078 at 14:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2078 at 11:12 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2078 at 05:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.108°. Next 2 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 14 days

After 14 days on 26 May 2078 at 20:23 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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