Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 June 2019 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | June 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 3 June 2019 at 10:02.

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 ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 11 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2019 at 05:59
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2019 at 08:31
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 June 2019 at 09:46
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 2 July 2019 at 19:16

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 240 / 1193

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 240 of Meeus index or 1193 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 240 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 241 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2019 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 June 2019 at 23:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 370 892 km

Moon is 370 892 km (230 462 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 508 km (228 980 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 22:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 22:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in northern standstill

At 12:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.361°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.381° in its southern standstill point on 18 June 2019 at 15:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31 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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