Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2039 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 11 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

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 487 / 1440

The Moon is 3 days 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

2 days 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 11 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 401 282 km

Moon is 401 282 km (249 345 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 205 km (221 957 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 24 May 2039 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 June 2039 at 04:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 10:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.699°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.703° in its southern standstill point on 8 June 2039 at 11:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 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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