Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 October 2016 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | October 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 October 2016 at 00:12.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2016 after 13 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23.

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 207 / 1160

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 207 of Meeus index or 1160 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 207 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 208 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.6°. 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

13 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 October 2016 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 285 km

Moon is 404 285 km (251 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 100 km (252 339 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 28 September 2016 at 22:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2016 at 09:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 23 September 2016 at 16:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.475°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.546° in the next southern standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23 in ♈ Aries, 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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