Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2031 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | May 2031

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

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 21 May 2031 at 07:17.

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 ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2031 after 9 days on 5 June 2031 at 11:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2031 at 11:20
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2031 at 11:58
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2031 at 02:20
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2031 at 22:25

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 388 / 1341

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 388 of Meeus index or 1341 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 9 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠139.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠139.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠165.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 25 May 2031 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer. 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 6 June 2031 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 053 km

The Moon is 404 053 km (251 067 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 744 km (222 913 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 21 May 2031 at 03:26 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 June 2031 at 09:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 22 May 2031 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.091°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.099° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 5 June 2031 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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