Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 May 2018 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | May 2018

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

Waning Crescent 19% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 8 May 2018 at 02:09.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1834"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2018 after 18 days on 29 May 2018 at 14:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 15 May 2018 at 11:48
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2018 at 03:49
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 29 May 2018 at 14:20
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 6 June 2018 at 18:32

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 226 / 1179

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 226 of Meeus index or 1179 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.7°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2018 at 00:35 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 May 2018 at 21:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 390 746 km

The Moon is 390 746 km (242 798 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 777 km (226 041 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 7 May 2018 at 10:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2018 at 13:13 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 4 May 2018 at 23:00 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.562°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.652° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 May 2018 at 15:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 15 May 2018 at 11:48 in ♉ Taurus 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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