Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2087 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | May 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 2 May 2087 at 17:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 14 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2087 at 13:09
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2087 at 15:55
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 25 May 2087 at 10:41
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2087 at 01:38

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 1080 / 2033

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 1080 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 1081 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 2 May 2087 at 13:16 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 364 062 km

Moon is 364 062 km (226 218 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 162 km (252 377 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 13:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.818°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.806° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2087 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55 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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