Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 May 2076 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | May 2076

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% 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 25 May 2076 at 11:51.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2076 after 20 days on 17 June 2076 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2076 at 17:14
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2076 at 19:58
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2076 at 02:38
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 June 2076 at 17:21

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 944 / 1897

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 944 of Meeus index or 1897 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 944 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 945 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠114.1°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2076 at 07:47 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2076 at 01:18 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 370 425 km

Moon is 370 425 km (230 171 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 950 km (251 624 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 20 May 2076 at 16:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2076 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

20 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2076 at 17:57 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.310°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.333° in the next northern standstill on 4 June 2076 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 1 June 2076 at 17:14 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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