Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 May 2077 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | May 2077

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 15 May 2077 at 09:26.

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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2077 after 19 days on 6 June 2077 at 15:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 May 2077 at 02:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2077 at 16:43
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2077 at 15:07
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2077 at 14:08

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 956 / 1909

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 956 of Meeus index or 1909 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 956 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 18 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 957 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.2°. 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 19:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 3 May 2077 at 00:26 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 30 May 2077 at 18:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 235 km

This perigee Moon is 366 235 km (227 568 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 727 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 121 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 9 May 2077 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2077 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 12 May 2077 at 02:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.829°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.836° in the next northern standstill on 24 May 2077 at 22:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 22 May 2077 at 02:38 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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