Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 May 2083 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2083 | May 2083

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 16 May 2083 at 18:14.

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 ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2083 after 12 days on 31 May 2083 at 09:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2083 at 18:11
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 31 May 2083 at 09:42
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 7 June 2083 at 06:29
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2083 at 09:37

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 1031 / 1984

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 1031 of Meeus index or 1984 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 1031 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1032 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠180.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠203.8°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 16 May 2083 at 17:26 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2083 at 23:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 095 km

Moon is 404 095 km (251 093 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 245 km (221 982 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 8 May 2083 at 08:03 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 May 2083 at 23:17 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

10 days 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 before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2083 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.010°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.923° in the next northern standstill on 19 May 2083 at 00:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 31 May 2083 at 09:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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