Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 May 2090 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2090 | May 2090

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 ♋ 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 29 May 2090 at 07:29.

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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1915"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2090 after 11 days on 12 June 2090 at 05:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 5 June 2090 at 05:45
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 June 2090 at 05:18
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 20 June 2090 at 03:33
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 June 2090 at 17:11

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 1118 / 2071

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 1118 of Meeus index or 2071 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1118 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 34 minutes longer than next lunation 1119 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠280.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠280.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 22 May 2090 at 05:49 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 June 2090 at 21:08 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 374 371 km

Moon is 374 371 km (232 623 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 767 km (229 763 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 23 May 2090 at 16:27 in ♓ Pisces, 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 6 June 2090 at 01:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, 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 30 May 2090 at 23:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.414°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.449° in the next southern standstill on 12 June 2090 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 12 June 2090 at 05:18 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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