Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2021 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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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 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2021 after 11 days on 20 October 2021 at 14:57.

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 269 / 1222

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 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 8 October 2021 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 October 2021 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 679 km

Moon is 363 679 km (225 980 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 616 km (252 038 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 19:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 23 October 2021 at 11:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2021 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.109°. Next 2 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 11 days

After 11 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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