Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2020 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | May 2020

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

Waxing Crescent 32% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 22 May 2020 at 17:39.

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 ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 8 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 30 May 2020 at 03:30
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2020 at 19:12
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2020 at 06:24
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2020 at 06:41

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 252 / 1205

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠229.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263.8°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 June 2020 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 372 234 km

The Moon is 372 234 km (231 295 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 366 km (226 407 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 24 May 2020 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 25 May 2020 at 21:16 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.055°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.069° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12 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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