Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 May 2091 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2091 | May 2091

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days 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 18 May 2091 at 13:07.

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 ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1818"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2091 after 12 days on 1 June 2091 at 17:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 26 May 2091 at 02:42
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 1 June 2091 at 17:31
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2091 at 00:22
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2091 at 02:41

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 1130 / 2083

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 1130 of Meeus index or 2083 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 1130 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 1131 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠214.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠245.7°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2091 at 03:48 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2091 at 19:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 394 272 km

Moon is 394 272 km (244 989 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 863 km (224 851 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 11 May 2091 at 22:03 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 26 May 2091 at 06:27 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 before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2091 at 22:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.782°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.883° in the next northern standstill on 21 May 2091 at 13:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 1 June 2091 at 17:31 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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