Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2074 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | May 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 26 April 2074 at 06:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 7 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2074 at 08:53
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 11 May 2074 at 02:17
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 17 May 2074 at 20:39
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 May 2074 at 22:44

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 919 / 1872

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 919 of Meeus index or 1872 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠170.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠193.2°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 27 April 2074 at 09:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 May 2074 at 01:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 388 911 km

The Moon is 388 911 km (241 658 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 815 km (221 715 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 18:36 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 18:36 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 1 May 2074 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.782°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.864° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 May 2074 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17 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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