Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 May 2014 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | May 2014

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 21 May 2014 at 12:59.

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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 16 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2014 at 18:40
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 5 June 2014 at 20:39
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 June 2014 at 04:11
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 June 2014 at 18:39

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 177 / 1130

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 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.5°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 387 618 km

The Moon is 387 618 km (240 855 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 956 km (251 628 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.992°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.023° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 28 May 2014 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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