Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 May 2017 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | May 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 25 May 2017 at 19:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 10 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 1 June 2017 at 12:42
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2017 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2017 at 11:33
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 June 2017 at 02:31

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 215 / 1168

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 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 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 373 384 km

The Moon is 373 384 km (232 010 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 402 km (252 526 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.362°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.428° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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