Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 May 2049 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | May 2049

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 2 May 2049 at 00:11.

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 ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2049 after 11 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 10 May 2049 at 01:57
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2049 at 11:13
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 24 May 2049 at 02:54
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2049 at 14:00

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 610 / 1563

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 610 of Meeus index or 1563 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 610 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 611 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠102.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠102.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠136.3°. 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

13 days after point of perigee on 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2049 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 069 km

Moon is 403 069 km (250 455 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 657 km (251 442 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 4 May 2049 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 May 2049 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 4 May 2049 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.094°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.086° in the next southern standstill on 18 May 2049 at 21:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 17 May 2049 at 11:13 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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