Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 May 2069 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | May 2069

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 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 20 May 2069 at 18:06.

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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1901"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2069 after 12 days on 5 June 2069 at 00:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2069 at 20:09
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2069 at 00:19
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2069 at 09:56
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2069 at 02:14

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 858 / 1811

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 858 of Meeus index or 1811 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 858 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 859 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.5°. 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 19 May 2069 at 12:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2069 at 17:30 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 377 018 km

Moon is 377 018 km (234 268 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 336 km (251 864 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 19 May 2069 at 15:35 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2069 at 10:09 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 May 2069 at 01:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.926°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.943° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2069 at 10:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 5 June 2069 at 00:19 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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