Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2017 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | May 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 25 May 2017 at 19:44.

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 ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 14 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2017 at 12:42
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2017 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2017 at 11:33
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 June 2017 at 02:31

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 215 / 1168

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 215 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 216 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:23, this is 13 days after last apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 357 210 km

This perigee Moon is 357 210 km (221 960 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2017. It is 5 298 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 785 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.302°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.362° in the next northern standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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