Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 May 2042 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | May 2042

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

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 May 2042 at 19:18.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1898".

Strawberry Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 19 days on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2042 at 10:55
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 26 May 2042 at 18:18
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2042 at 20:48
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 11 June 2042 at 01:00

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 523 / 1476

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 523 of Meeus index or 1476 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2042. It is 17 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 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠33.6°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 423 km

The Moon is 363 423 km (225 821 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 606 km (225 313 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.181°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.143° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 19 May 2042 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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