Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2041 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | May 2041

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 22 May 2041 at 22:26.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2041 after 16 days on 14 June 2041 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 29 May 2041 at 22:56
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2041 at 21:40
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2041 at 10:59
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 June 2041 at 03:12

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 511 / 1464

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 511 of Meeus index or 1464 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 511 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 512 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.5°. 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2041 at 01:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2041 at 13:34 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 380 164 km

Moon is 380 164 km (236 223 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 429 km (251 301 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 11 June 2041 at 14:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 04:17 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2041 at 01:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.362°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.334° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2041 at 03:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 29 May 2041 at 22:56 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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