Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 May 2039 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | May 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% 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 23 May 2039 at 01:38.

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 ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 13 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 21 June 2039 at 17:21

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 487 / 1440

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 487 of Meeus index or 1440 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 487 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 488 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠176.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.2°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 23 May 2039 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2039 at 12:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 005 km

Moon is 405 005 km (251 658 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 205 km (221 957 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 18:40 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 7 June 2039 at 04:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 18:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 12 May 2039 at 01:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.653°. Next day 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 13 days

After 13 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48 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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