Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 May 2079 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | May 2079

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 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 23 May 2079 at 23:15.

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 ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2079 after 16 days on 14 June 2079 at 12:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2079 at 18:41
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2079 at 11:18
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2079 at 12:39
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 June 2079 at 09:56

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 981 / 1934

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 981 of Meeus index or 1934 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 981 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 54 minutes longer than next lunation 982 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.9°. 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 17 May 2079 at 16:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2079 at 23:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 925 km

Moon is 364 925 km (226 754 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 272 km (221 999 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 28 May 2079 at 04:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2079 at 00:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 19 May 2079 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.005°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.971° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2079 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 30 May 2079 at 18:41 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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