Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 October 2021 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | October 2021

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% 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 6 October 2021 at 11:05.

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 ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2021 after 13 days on 20 October 2021 at 14:57.

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 269 / 1222

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 269 of Meeus index or 1222 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 269 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2021. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 270 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠323.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.3°. 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 perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2021 at 21:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2021 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 367 850 km

Moon is 367 850 km (228 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 388 km (225 799 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 26 September 2021 at 07:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 October 2021 at 19:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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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

8 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2021 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.109°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.204° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2021 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 20 October 2021 at 14:57 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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