Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 May 2039 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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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 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1861"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 7 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 7 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

6 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 7 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 385 239 km

Moon is 385 239 km (239 376 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 205 km (221 957 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days 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 7 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

5 days 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 26 May 2039 at 10:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.699°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.703° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2039 at 11:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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