Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 May 2050 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 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 20 May 2050 at 20:51.

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 ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2050 after 11 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 28 May 2050 at 16:04
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2050 at 09:51
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2050 at 04:39
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2050 at 08:22

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 623 / 1576

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 623 of Meeus index or 1576 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 623 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 624 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠69.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 15 May 2050 at 15:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 May 2050 at 10:12 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 398 103 km

Moon is 398 103 km (247 370 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 241 km (251 184 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 20 May 2050 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 June 2050 at 14:47 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2050 at 07:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.496°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.508° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2050 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 5 June 2050 at 09:51 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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