Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 October 2015 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | October 2015

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 October 2015 at 21:06.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2015 after 20 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.

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 194 / 1147

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 194 of Meeus index or 1147 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 194 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 195 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2015 at 01:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 October 2015 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 397 299 km

Moon is 397 299 km (246 870 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 389 km (252 518 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 27 September 2015 at 21:04 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2015 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 3 October 2015 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.140°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.190° in the next southern standstill on 18 October 2015 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 13 October 2015 at 00:06 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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