Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 May 2042 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 16 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

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 523 / 1476

The Moon is 28 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 17 May 2042 at 09:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 107 km

The Moon is 367 107 km (228 110 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 716 km (251 479 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 17 May 2042 at 06:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 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 3 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 1 day

In 1 day 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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