Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 May 2087 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 10 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

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 1080 / 2033

The Moon is 5 days 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

4 days 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 8 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 377 435 km

Moon is 377 435 km (234 527 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 162 km (252 377 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 3 May 2087 at 13:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 5 May 2087 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.806°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.798° in the next southern standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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