Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 May 2086 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | May 2086

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 5 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 13 May 2086 at 01:41.

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 passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1827"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2086 after 11 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 May 2086 at 11:19
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 28 May 2086 at 12:35
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2086 at 15:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2086 at 11:12

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 1068 / 2021

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1068 of Meeus index or 2021 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter 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 3 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠37.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠62.5°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 May 2086 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 May 2086 at 15:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 392 239 km

The Moon is 392 239 km (243 726 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 729 km (251 487 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 14 May 2086 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2086 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 14 May 2086 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.466°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.458° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 May 2086 at 07:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 28 May 2086 at 12:35 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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