Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2014 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | May 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 29 April 2014 at 06:14.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 8 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2014 at 03:15
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2014 at 19:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 May 2014 at 12:59
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2014 at 18:40

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 177 / 1130

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.5°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 10:22. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 319 km

This apogee Moon is 404 319 km (251 232 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2014. It is 1 089 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 268 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.961°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.992° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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