Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 May 2097 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | May 2097

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 ♊ Gemini.

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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 11 May 2097 at 18:40.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2097 after 13 days on 26 May 2097 at 03:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2097 at 02:13

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 1204 / 2157

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 1204 of Meeus index or 2157 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 1204 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 34 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 1205 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠339.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.1°. 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 before perigee

11 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 day, 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 364 753 km

Moon is 364 753 km (226 647 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 702 km (223 508 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 11 May 2097 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2097 at 05:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2097 at 12:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.535°. Next 2 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 13 days

After 13 days on 26 May 2097 at 03:36 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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