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Moon phase on 28 May 2079 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | May 2079

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 23 May 2079 at 23:15.

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2079 after 17 days on 14 June 2079 at 12:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 30 May 2079 at 18:41
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 6 June 2079 at 11:18
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2079 at 12:39
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 June 2079 at 09:56

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 981 / 1934

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 981 of Meeus index or 1934 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 54 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 5 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356.9°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 17 May 2079 at 16:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 May 2079 at 23:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 367 453 km

The Moon is 367 453 km (228 325 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 272 km (221 999 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:40 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 10 June 2079 at 00:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 04:40 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 19 May 2079 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.005°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.971° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 June 2079 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 30 May 2079 at 18:41 in ♊ Gemini 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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