Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2087 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | May 2087

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 25 May 2087 at 10:41.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 20 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2087 at 01:38
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 8 June 2087 at 02:45
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 June 2087 at 06:58
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 June 2087 at 17:33

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 1080 / 2033

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 1080 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 1081 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 370 306 km

Moon is 370 306 km (230 097 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 346 km (223 287 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 May 2087 at 00:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

9 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2087 at 11:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.798°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.809° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2087 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 1 June 2087 at 01:38 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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