Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 May 2028 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | May 2028

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

Waning Crescent 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 May 2028 at 10:43.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2028 after 20 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2028 at 08:16
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2028 at 07:37
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 June 2028 at 06:09
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 15 June 2028 at 04:27

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 350 / 1303

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 350 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 351 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠243.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:55, this is 11 days after last perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 31 May 2028 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 276 km

This apogee Moon is 404 276 km (251 205 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 132 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 433 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 28 May 2028 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.961°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.917° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2028 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 24 May 2028 at 08:16 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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