Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 October 2019 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | October 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 28 October 2019 at 03:38.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1868"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1933".

Beaver Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 12 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.

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 245 / 1198

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 245 of Meeus index or 1198 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 245 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 246 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.7°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 383 695 km

Moon is 383 695 km (238 417 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 060 km (251 693 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.947°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.047° in the next southern standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34 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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