Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 May 2080 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2080 after 10 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 4 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 21 May 2080 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 June 2080 at 12:37 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 334 km

The Moon is 363 334 km (225 765 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 518 km (251 977 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 16 May 2080 at 00:50 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

7 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 21 May 2080 at 16:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.443°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.386° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 June 2080 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 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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