Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2024 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | October 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 2 October 2024 at 18:49.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1853"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 7 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.

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 306 / 1259

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 306 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 307 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.3°. 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 2 October 2024 at 19:40 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 386 912 km

Moon is 386 912 km (240 416 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 173 km (221 937 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 2 October 2024 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 11:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.684°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2024. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.653° in its northern standstill point on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26 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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