Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 May 2039 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | May 2039

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 15 May 2039 at 03:17.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1836"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 20 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 23 May 2039 at 01:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2039 at 02:24
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2039 at 18:48
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2039 at 14:16

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 486 / 1439

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 486 of Meeus index or 1439 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 486 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2039. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 487 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠151.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠176.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2039 at 01:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2039 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 390 369 km

Moon is 390 369 km (242 564 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 489 km (252 581 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 10 May 2039 at 18:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2039 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 12 May 2039 at 01:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.653°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.699° in the next northern standstill on 26 May 2039 at 10:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 23 May 2039 at 01:38 in ♊ Gemini, 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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