Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2009 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | October 2009

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 18 October 2009 at 05:33.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2009 after 10 days on 2 November 2009 at 19:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 121 / 1074

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 121 of Meeus index or 1074 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 121 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 41 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 122 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠65.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠65.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 13 October 2009 at 12:28 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2009 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 402 412 km

Moon is 402 412 km (250 047 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 168 km (251 138 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 11 October 2009 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 October 2009 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 October 2009 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.951°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.856° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 2 November 2009 at 19:14 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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