Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 May 2089 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2089 | May 2089

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 10 May 2089 at 10:03.

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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2089 after 11 days on 24 May 2089 at 10:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2089 at 03:01
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 May 2089 at 10:18
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 1 June 2089 at 12:49
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2089 at 18:44

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 1105 / 2058

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 1105 of Meeus index or 2058 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 1105 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1106 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠310.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.7°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 1 May 2089 at 17:52 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 13 May 2089 at 16:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 367 691 km

Moon is 367 691 km (228 473 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 247 km (227 575 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 8 May 2089 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2089 at 20:14 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 20:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.534°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.583° in its southern standstill point on 26 May 2089 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 24 May 2089 at 10:18 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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