Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2019 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | May 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% 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 4 May 2019 at 22:45.

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 ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1876"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 12 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2019 at 10:02

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 239 / 1192

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 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 2 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.1°.

Moon before apogee

7 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 7 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 381 979 km

The Moon is 381 979 km (237 351 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 017 km (229 297 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 25 April 2019 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

23 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

11 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 2 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 12 days

In 12 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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