Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2066 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer 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 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2066 after 12 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

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 821 / 1774

The Moon is 2 days 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:49, this is 15 days after last perigee on 11 May 2066 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 June 2066 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 227 km

This apogee Moon is 406 227 km (252 418 mi) away from Earth. It is 819 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 482 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

13 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

13 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 25 May 2066 at 11:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.714°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.723° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2066 at 04:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 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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