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Moon phase on 3 May 2019 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | May 2019

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 26 April 2019 at 22:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 15 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 4 May 2019 at 22:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2019 at 01:12
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2019 at 21:11
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 May 2019 at 16:33

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 238 / 1191

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 238 of Meeus index or 1191 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 238 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 239 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠263°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2019 at 18:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 395 628 km

Moon is 395 628 km (245 832 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 017 km (229 297 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 25 April 2019 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 May 2019 at 18:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2019 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.125°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.243° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2019 at 05:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 4 May 2019 at 22:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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