Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 May 2027 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | May 2027

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

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 May 2027 at 13:58.

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 ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1844"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2027 after 18 days on 19 June 2027 at 00:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2027 at 19:40
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2027 at 10:56
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 June 2027 at 00:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 27 June 2027 at 04:54

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 338 / 1291

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 338 of Meeus index or 1291 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 338 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than next lunation 339 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 25 May 2027 at 15:13 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2027 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 388 720 km

Moon is 388 720 km (241 539 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 703 km (224 752 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 26 May 2027 at 15:22 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2027 at 19:23 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 22 May 2027 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.162°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.143° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2027 at 10:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 4 June 2027 at 19:40 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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