Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2074 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | May 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 25 May 2074 at 22:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2074 after 11 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 2 June 2074 at 19:14
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2074 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 16 June 2074 at 09:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 June 2074 at 13:38

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 920 / 1873

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 920 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 921 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠193.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.8°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 24 May 2074 at 11:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 053 km

Moon is 399 053 km (247 960 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 517 km (222 772 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 16 May 2074 at 05:00 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2074 at 19:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

24 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 in northern standstill

At 22:31 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.959°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.986° in its southern standstill point on 10 June 2074 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 9 June 2074 at 09:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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