Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2041 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | October 2041

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 16 October 2041 at 21:05.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2041 after 15 days on 8 November 2041 at 04:43.

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 516 / 1469

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 516 of Meeus index or 1469 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 516 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2041. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 517 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠200.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠229.1°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 20 October 2041 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 November 2041 at 15:42 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 620 km

Moon is 402 620 km (250 176 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 299 km (226 365 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 11 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2041 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 15 October 2041 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.830°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.842° in the next southern standstill on 30 October 2041 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 25 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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