Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 November 2042 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | November 2042

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 4 November 2042 at 15:51.

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 ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1938".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2042 after 17 days on 27 November 2042 at 06:06.

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 529 / 1482

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 529 of Meeus index or 1482 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 529 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2042. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 530 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.7°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 28 October 2042 at 11:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 November 2042 at 12:15 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 670 km

Moon is 404 670 km (251 450 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 245 km (252 429 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 27 October 2042 at 16:01 in ♈ Aries, 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 10 November 2042 at 01:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 1 November 2042 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.455°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.390° in the next southern standstill on 16 November 2042 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 12 November 2042 at 20:28 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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