Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 October 2026 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | October 2026

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 3 October 2026 at 13:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1893"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2026 after 17 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12.

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 330 / 1283

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 330 of Meeus index or 1283 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 330 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 331 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠61.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠94.5°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2026 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 378 559 km

Moon is 378 559 km (235 226 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 639 km (251 431 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 7 October 2026 at 01:19 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.989°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.892° in the next southern standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 10 October 2026 at 15:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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