Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2068 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | May 2068

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 24 May 2068 at 08:00.

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 ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 20 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2068 at 04:03
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2068 at 22:20
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2068 at 17:00
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 June 2068 at 12:25

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 845 / 1798

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 845 of Meeus index or 1798 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 845 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 846 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:16, this is 15 days after last apogee on 11 May 2068 at 03:18 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2068 at 22:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 748 km

This perigee Moon is 368 748 km (229 129 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 240 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 608 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2068 at 14:48 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 May 2068 at 13:21 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2068 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.444°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.451° in the next northern standstill on 31 May 2068 at 17:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 31 May 2068 at 04:03 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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