Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2027 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2027 | May 2027

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 28 April 2027 at 20:18.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 17 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2027 at 10:58
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2027 at 04:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2027 at 10:59
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2027 at 13:58

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 337 / 1290

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 337 of Meeus index or 1290 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 337 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 338 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠278.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2027 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 394 948 km

Moon is 394 948 km (245 409 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 635 km (227 816 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.312°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.225° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2027 at 01:45 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 6 May 2027 at 10:58 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page