Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 May 2068 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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 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

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 17 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

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 845 / 1798

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 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2068 at 09:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2068 at 22:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 373 155 km

Moon is 373 155 km (231 868 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 221 km (251 171 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2068 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.444°. Next 2 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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