Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 May 2055 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | May 2055

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

Waxing Crescent 17% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% 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 26 May 2055 at 12:57.

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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 9 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2055 at 17:01
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2055 at 11:36
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2055 at 05:02
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 25 June 2055 at 00:15

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 685 / 1638

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 685 of Meeus index or 1638 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 685 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 686 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠254.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.5°. 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 June 2055 at 06:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 373 257 km

Moon is 373 257 km (231 931 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 013 km (228 673 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 29 May 2055 at 04:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.367°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.408° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2055 at 02:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36 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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