Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2082 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | May 2082

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% 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 19 May 2082 at 12:58.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2082 after 20 days on 10 June 2082 at 17:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2082 at 16:47
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 4 June 2082 at 02:01
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 10 June 2082 at 17:55
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2082 at 05:39

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 1018 / 1971

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 1018 of Meeus index or 1971 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 1018 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1019 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠203.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠203.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.3°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2082 at 00:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2082 at 04:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 660 km

Moon is 403 660 km (250 823 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 425 km (251 919 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 19 May 2082 at 18:38 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 3 June 2082 at 02:08 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2082 at 17:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.907°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.839° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2082 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 27 May 2082 at 16:47 in ♊ Gemini, 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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