Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 May 2034 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | May 2034

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 11 May 2034 at 10:56.

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 ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1898".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2034 after 17 days on 2 June 2034 at 03:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 18 May 2034 at 03:12
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2034 at 23:57
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 2 June 2034 at 03:54
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2034 at 19:44

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 424 / 1377

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 424 of Meeus index or 1377 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 424 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 425 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 3 May 2034 at 06:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2034 at 14:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 917 km

Moon is 364 917 km (226 749 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 645 km (222 230 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 14 May 2034 at 10:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 May 2034 at 04:57 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, 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 7 May 2034 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.290°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.340° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2034 at 06:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 18 May 2034 at 03:12 in ♉ Taurus, 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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