Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 May 2019 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 8 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

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 239 / 1192

The Moon is 6 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

11 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 3 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 366 188 km

The Moon is 366 188 km (227 539 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 017 km (229 297 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 9 May 2019 at 18:50 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 May 2019 at 19:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 9 May 2019 at 05:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.243°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.313° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 May 2019 at 06:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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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