Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2049 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | May 2049

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 24 May 2049 at 02:54.

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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2049 after 18 days on 15 June 2049 at 19:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2049 at 14:00
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 8 June 2049 at 17:56
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2049 at 19:26
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 June 2049 at 09:41

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 610 / 1563

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 610 of Meeus index or 1563 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute 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 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠102.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠102.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠136.3°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 19 May 2049 at 19:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 June 2049 at 14:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 386 414 km

The Moon is 386 414 km (240 107 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 617 km (252 039 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 18 May 2049 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2049 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 18 May 2049 at 21:47 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.086°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.085° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 June 2049 at 04:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 31 May 2049 at 14:00 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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