Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 May 2009 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | May 2009

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 May 2009 at 12:11.

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 passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2009 after 13 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2009 at 03:22
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 June 2009 at 18:12
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 15 June 2009 at 22:15
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2009 at 19:35

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 116 / 1069

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 116 of Meeus index or 1069 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 116 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 117 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 14 May 2009 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2009 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 518 km

Moon is 365 518 km (227 122 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 155 km (224 411 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2009 at 07:13 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 16:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.451°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.429° in its southern standstill point on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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