Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 May 2096 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | May 2096

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 15 May 2096 at 09:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1915"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2096 after 20 days on 6 June 2096 at 02:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 May 2096 at 01:35
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 28 May 2096 at 23:07
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2096 at 02:58
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2096 at 18:09

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 1191 / 2144

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1191 of Meeus index or 2144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 1191 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 52 minutes. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1192 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠354.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠354.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10°. 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2096 at 00:36 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 May 2096 at 11:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 374 349 km

Moon is 374 349 km (232 610 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 865 km (222 367 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 8 May 2096 at 12:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2096 at 23:32 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2096 at 18:46 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.364°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.358° in the next northern standstill on 24 May 2096 at 13:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 22 May 2096 at 01:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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