Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 May 2074 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 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 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 25 May 2074 at 22:44.

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 ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 9 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2074 at 19:14
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2074 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 16 June 2074 at 09:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 June 2074 at 13:38

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 920 / 1873

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 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 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠193.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠218.8°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 391 230 km

The Moon is 391 230 km (243 099 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 517 km (222 772 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 19:46 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 12 June 2074 at 10:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 19:46 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 28 May 2074 at 22:31 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.959°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.986° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 June 2074 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27 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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