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Moon phase on 11 October 2015 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2015 after 16 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 194 / 1147

The Moon is 28 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:17, this is 13 days after last perigee on 28 September 2015 at 01:46 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2015 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 406 389 km

This apogee Moon is 406 389 km (252 518 mi) away from Earth. It is 981 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 320 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 10:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 October 2015 at 07:37 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 10:54 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 3 October 2015 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.140°. Next 7 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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