Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2059 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | May 2059

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 5 May 2059 at 01:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2059 after 20 days on 27 May 2059 at 08:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2059 at 19:15
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2059 at 10:22
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 27 May 2059 at 08:04
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2059 at 06:20

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 733 / 1686

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 733 of Meeus index or 1686 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 733 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 47 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 734 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.2°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 22 April 2059 at 12:03 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 May 2059 at 06:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 323 km

Moon is 363 323 km (225 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 831 km (227 938 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 29 April 2059 at 07:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2059 at 04:37 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 2 May 2059 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.654°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.665° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2059 at 08:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 11 May 2059 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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