Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 May 2088 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | May 2088

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 13 May 2088 at 20:09.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2088 after 16 days on 4 June 2088 at 08:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 May 2088 at 18:49
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2088 at 09:51
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 June 2088 at 08:08
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2088 at 08:30

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 1092 / 2045

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1092 of Meeus index or 2045 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 1092 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1093 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.3°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 May 2088 at 11:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 370 776 km

Moon is 370 776 km (230 390 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 066 km (222 492 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 4 May 2088 at 21:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.414° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2088 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 20 May 2088 at 18:49 in ♉ Taurus, 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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