Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2081 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | May 2081

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 30 April 2081 at 21:24.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2081 after 20 days on 22 May 2081 at 20:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2081 at 22:09
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2081 at 23:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 22 May 2081 at 20:26
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2081 at 15:35

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 1005 / 1958

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1005 of Meeus index or 1958 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 1005 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 54 minutes. It is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than next lunation 1006 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠231.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠231.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.8°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:12, this is 11 days after last perigee on 20 April 2081 at 18:04 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2081 at 14:15 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 484 km

This apogee Moon is 404 484 km (251 335 mi) away from Earth. It is 924 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 225 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 20 April 2081 at 16:02 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2081 at 10:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 27 April 2081 at 11:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.521°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.437° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2081 at 21:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 8 May 2081 at 22:09 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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