Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 May 2014 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 May 2014 at 12:59.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 17 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
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.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.
Length of current 177 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 178 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.5°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 382 866 km (237 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 956 km (251 628 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.992°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.023° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 28 May 2014 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.