Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 October 2043 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | October 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 3 October 2043 at 03:12.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2043 after 12 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56.

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 541 / 1494

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 541 of Meeus index or 1494 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 541 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 542 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 22 September 2043 at 00:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2043 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 310 km

Moon is 403 310 km (250 605 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 459 km (251 941 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 2 October 2043 at 07:39 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2043 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2043 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.712°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.686° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2043 at 19:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 October 2043 at 11:56 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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