Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 May 2066 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | May 2066

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 24 May 2066 at 03:38.

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 ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2066 after 13 days on 8 June 2066 at 02:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2066 at 07:13
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2066 at 02:31
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 June 2066 at 19:10
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2066 at 19:15

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 821 / 1774

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 821 of Meeus index or 1774 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 821 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2066. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 822 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠160.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.2°. 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 apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 May 2066 at 06:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 366 km

Moon is 405 366 km (251 883 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 227 km (252 418 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2066 at 03:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 May 2066 at 04:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 11:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.714°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.723° in its southern standstill point on 8 June 2066 at 04:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 8 June 2066 at 02:31 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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