Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 May 2070 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | May 2070

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 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 10 May 2070 at 11:08.

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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 12 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2070 at 02:30
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2070 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2070 at 01:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2070 at 18:24

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 870 / 1823

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 870 of Meeus index or 1823 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 26 minutes longer 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 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠350.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 May 2070 at 10:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 857 km

The Moon is 363 857 km (226 090 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 329 km (252 481 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2070 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 15:52 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.793°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.834° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 26 May 2070 at 17:02.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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