Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 26 May 2009 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 May 2009 at 12:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2009 after 12 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12.
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.
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 116 of Meeus index or 1069 from Brown series.
Length of current 116 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 117 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.4°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:44, this is 12 days after last apogee on 14 May 2009 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 361 155 km (224 411 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 353 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 201 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 15 May 2009 at 07:13 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 25 May 2009 at 16:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.451°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.429° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.