Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 May 2041 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | May 2041

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days 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 29 May 2041 at 22:56.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 13 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2041 at 21:40
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2041 at 10:59
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 June 2041 at 03:12
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 28 June 2041 at 11:17

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 512 / 1465

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 512 of Meeus index or 1465 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 512 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 513 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠88.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.4°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2041 at 13:34 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 394 121 km

Moon is 394 121 km (244 895 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 429 km (251 301 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 28 May 2041 at 04:17 in ♉ Taurus, 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 11 June 2041 at 14:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.362°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.334° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2041 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59 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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