Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 May 2016 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | May 2016

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

16925 days after

Previous main lunar phase is the before 16925 days on at :.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1902".

Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Moon of after 1 day on at :.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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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 -953 /

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation -953 of Meeus index or from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 0 days

Length of current -953 lunation is days, 1 hour and 1 minute. It is longer than next lunation -953 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0°. 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

16925 days after point of apogee on at : in &#; . 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 at : in &#; .

Next perigee

Distance to Moon 364 044 km

Moon is 364 044 km (226 206 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 0 km (0 mi).

Moon before descending node

16925 days after its descending node on at : in &#; , the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on at : in &#; .

Next node

Draconic month

16925 days after beginning of current draconic month in &#; , the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

16925 days after previous South standstill on at : in &#; , when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠° in the next northern standstill on at : in &#; .

Next standstill

Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on at : in &#; , the Moon will be in geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Next syzygy

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