Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 May 2027 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | May 2027

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

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 6 May 2027 at 10:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 8 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2027 at 04:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2027 at 10:59
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2027 at 13:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2027 at 19:40

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 338 / 1291

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 338 of Meeus index or 1291 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 20 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 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 9 May 2027 at 20:07 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 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 May 2027 at 15:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 300 km

The Moon is 363 300 km (225 744 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 801 km (251 532 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 9 May 2027 at 01:45 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.225°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.162° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 May 2027 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59 in ♏ Scorpio 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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