Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 May 2083 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2083 after 10 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

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 1031 / 1984

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 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

3 days 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 10 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 399 169 km

Moon is 399 169 km (248 032 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 245 km (221 982 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 2 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

12 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 19 May 2083 at 00:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.923°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.909° in the next southern standstill on 1 June 2083 at 05:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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