Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 May 2043 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | May 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 May 2043 at 03:21.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2043 after 12 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2043 at 21:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2043 at 23:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2043 at 19:25
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 7 June 2043 at 10:35

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 536 / 1489

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 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 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.9°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2043 at 02:32 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 876 km

The Moon is 366 876 km (227 966 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 276 km (252 448 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 6 May 2043 at 11:10 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2043 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days 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

12 days since the previous standstill on 29 April 2043 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.582°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.531° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 May 2043 at 00:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 23 May 2043 at 23:37 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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