Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 May 2091 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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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 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1884"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2091 after 9 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

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 1130 / 2083

The Moon is 5 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 before perigee

8 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 7 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 380 542 km

Moon is 380 542 km (236 458 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 863 km (224 851 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 2 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

24 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 21 May 2091 at 13:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.883°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.930° in the next southern standstill on 3 June 2091 at 09:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 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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