Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 May 2057 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | May 2057

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% 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 25 May 2057 at 10:40.

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 ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2057 after 16 days on 17 June 2057 at 02:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 2 June 2057 at 08:11
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2057 at 09:30
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2057 at 02:18
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 June 2057 at 21:08

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 709 / 1662

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 709 of Meeus index or 1662 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 709 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2057. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 710 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠148.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 19 May 2057 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2057 at 02:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 613 km

Moon is 402 613 km (250 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 459 km (252 562 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 21 May 2057 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 June 2057 at 02:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 21 May 2057 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.658°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.700° in the next northern standstill on 4 June 2057 at 20:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 2 June 2057 at 08:11 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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