Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 May 2081 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | May 2081

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days 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 8 May 2081 at 22:09.

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 passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2081 after 12 days on 22 May 2081 at 20:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2081 at 09:01

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 1006 / 1959

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1006 of Meeus index or 1959 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 1006 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 1007 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠265.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠298.3°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 2 May 2081 at 14:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2081 at 14:15 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 381 194 km

Moon is 381 194 km (236 863 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 266 km (229 451 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 4 May 2081 at 10:34 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2081 at 20:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 27 April 2081 at 11:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.521°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 22 May 2081 at 20:26 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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