Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 May 2022 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 30 April 2022 at 20:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 9 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.
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.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.
Length of current 276 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 277 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠126°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 714 km (251 478 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 298 km (223 879 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 1 May 2022 at 19:53 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2022 at 23:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 5 May 2022 at 15:55 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.967°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.964° in the next southern standstill on 19 May 2022 at 01:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.