Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 May 2078 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1900"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2078 after 11 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

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 969 / 1922

The Moon is 4 days 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

4 days 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 8 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 377 242 km

Moon is 377 242 km (234 407 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 828 km (252 170 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days 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 9 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

3 days 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 14 May 2078 at 21:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.103°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.084° in the next southern standstill on 29 May 2078 at 11:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 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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