Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 October 2020 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | October 2020

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 16 October 2020 at 19:31.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 12 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49.

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 257 / 1210

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 257 of Meeus index or 1210 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 257 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 258 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠357°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 16 October 2020 at 23:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 October 2020 at 18:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 366 602 km

Moon is 366 602 km (227 796 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 393 km (252 521 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 8 October 2020 at 00:29 in ♊ Gemini, 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 20 October 2020 at 15:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2020 at 13:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.613°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.708° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2020 at 02:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49 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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