Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 May 2079 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | May 2079

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% 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 1 May 2079 at 10:57.

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 ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2079 after 11 days on 15 May 2079 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 8 May 2079 at 01:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 15 May 2079 at 20:58
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 May 2079 at 23:15
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2079 at 18:41

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 981 / 1934

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 981 of Meeus index or 1934 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 981 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 54 minutes longer than next lunation 982 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 2 May 2079 at 13:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2079 at 16:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 894 km

Moon is 363 894 km (226 113 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 158 km (252 375 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 30 April 2079 at 18:47 in ♈ Aries, 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 13 May 2079 at 20:46 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 22 April 2079 at 00:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.062°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.041° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2079 at 02:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 15 May 2079 at 20:58 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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