Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 May 2028 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | May 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 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 24 May 2028 at 08:16.

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 ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2028 after 8 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2028 at 07:37
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 June 2028 at 06:09
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 15 June 2028 at 04:27
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2028 at 18:27

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 351 / 1304

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 351 of Meeus index or 1304 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 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 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠278.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.1°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 31 May 2028 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 365 069 km

The Moon is 365 069 km (226 843 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 758 km (229 757 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 28 May 2028 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2028 at 02:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 25 May 2028 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.917°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.908° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 June 2028 at 11:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09 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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