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Moon phase on 27 May 2022 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | May 2022

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% 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 22 May 2022 at 18:43.

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 ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 17 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2022 at 11:30
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2022 at 14:48
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2022 at 11:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2022 at 03:11

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 276 / 1229

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 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 276 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 277 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠126°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠126°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.2°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 393 523 km

Moon is 393 523 km (244 524 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 191 km (252 395 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 15 May 2022 at 23:44 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2022 at 01:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.964°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.943° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 30 May 2022 at 11:30 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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