Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2041 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | May 2041

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

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 May 2041 at 22:26.

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 ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 18 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2041 at 22:56
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2041 at 21:40
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2041 at 10:59
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 June 2041 at 03:12

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 511 / 1464

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 511 of Meeus index or 1464 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠56.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠88.5°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 June 2041 at 13:34 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 380 km

The Moon is 371 380 km (230 765 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 429 km (251 301 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 15 May 2041 at 06:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2041 at 04:17 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.362°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.334° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 June 2041 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 29 May 2041 at 22:56 in ♊ Gemini 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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