Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 May 2036 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | May 2036

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 May 2036 at 19:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2036 after 8 days on 8 June 2036 at 21:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2036 at 11:34
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2036 at 21:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2036 at 01:03
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 June 2036 at 03:09

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 450 / 1403

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 450 of Meeus index or 1403 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 450 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 451 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠318.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠318.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.2°. 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 perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 28 May 2036 at 09:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 June 2036 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 706 km

Moon is 364 706 km (226 618 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 205 km (251 783 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 May 2036 at 22:23 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 June 2036 at 20:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 28 May 2036 at 03:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.831°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.888° in the next southern standstill on 10 June 2036 at 13:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 8 June 2036 at 21:02 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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