Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 May 2055 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | May 2055

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 18 May 2055 at 11:30.

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 ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 15 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 26 May 2055 at 12:57
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2055 at 17:01
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2055 at 11:36
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2055 at 05:02

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 684 / 1637

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 684 of Meeus index or 1637 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 684 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 685 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠221.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠221.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 June 2055 at 06:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 399 486 km

Moon is 399 486 km (248 229 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 013 km (228 673 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.280°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.367° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2055 at 04:41 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 May 2055 at 12:57 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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