Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 May 2086 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | May 2086

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 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 13 May 2086 at 01:41.

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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1850"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2086 after 12 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 May 2086 at 11:19
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 28 May 2086 at 12:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2086 at 15:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2086 at 11:12

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 1068 / 2021

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1068 of Meeus index or 2021 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1068 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 1069 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 10 May 2086 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 May 2086 at 15:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 387 552 km

Moon is 387 552 km (240 814 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 729 km (251 487 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 14 May 2086 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2086 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 14 May 2086 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.466°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.458° in the next southern standstill on 29 May 2086 at 07:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35 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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