Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2019 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | May 2019

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 26 April 2019 at 22:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 16 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 4 May 2019 at 22:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2019 at 01:12
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2019 at 21:11
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 May 2019 at 16:33

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 238 / 1191

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 238 of Meeus index or 1191 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠228.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2019 at 18:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 399 275 km

The Moon is 399 275 km (248 098 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 017 km (229 297 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 25 April 2019 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 May 2019 at 18:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 24 April 2019 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.125°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.243° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 May 2019 at 05:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 4 May 2019 at 22:45 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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