Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2088 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | May 2088

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 May 2088 at 18:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2088 after 13 days on 4 June 2088 at 08:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2088 at 01:54

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 1093 / 2046

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1093 of Meeus index or 2046 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 1093 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 1094 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.5°. 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 11:25, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 May 2088 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 June 2088 at 01:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 358 066 km

This perigee Moon is 358 066 km (222 492 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 442 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 290 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 19 May 2088 at 04:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 June 2088 at 03:13 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2088 at 14:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next day 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 13 days

After 13 days on 4 June 2088 at 08:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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