Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 October 2034 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | October 2034

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 12 October 2034 at 07:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2034 after 10 days on 27 October 2034 at 12:42.

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 430 / 1383

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 430 of Meeus index or 1383 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 430 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 431 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠141.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠141.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.1°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 16 October 2034 at 00:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2034 at 10:16 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 403 860 km

Moon is 403 860 km (250 947 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 119 km (222 525 mi).

Moon after ascending node

7 days after its ascending node on 10 October 2034 at 06:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 October 2034 at 18:23 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 4 October 2034 at 01:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.200°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.265° in the next southern standstill on 18 October 2034 at 10:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 27 October 2034 at 12:42 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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