Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 May 2097 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | May 2097

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

Waning Crescent 42% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 4 May 2097 at 16:09.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2097 after 20 days on 26 May 2097 at 03:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2097 at 18:40
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 18 May 2097 at 09:14
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2097 at 03:36
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2097 at 06:11

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 1203 / 2156

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 1203 of Meeus index or 2156 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 1203 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1204 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.2°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 30 April 2097 at 19:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2097 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 393 815 km

Moon is 393 815 km (244 705 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 702 km (223 508 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 11 May 2097 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2097 at 12:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.535°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.518° in the next northern standstill on 14 May 2097 at 19:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 11 May 2097 at 18:40 in ♉ Taurus, 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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