Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2080 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | May 2080

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 19 May 2080 at 10:56.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2080 after 12 days on 2 June 2080 at 13:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 26 May 2080 at 02:03
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 2 June 2080 at 13:45
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 10 June 2080 at 17:20
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2080 at 18:40

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 994 / 1947

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 994 of Meeus index or 1947 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠323.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠323.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.5°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 17:58. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 9 May 2080 at 21:01 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 6 June 2080 at 12:37 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 382 km

This perigee Moon is 363 382 km (225 795 mi) away from Earth. It is 874 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 974 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 16 May 2080 at 00:50 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 28 May 2080 at 17:05 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 at northern standstill

At 16:35 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.443°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.386° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 4 June 2080 at 03:15.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 2 June 2080 at 13:45 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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