Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 October 2043 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | October 2043

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 25 October 2043 at 02:27.

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 ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1933".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2043 after 16 days on 16 November 2043 at 21:52.

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 541 / 1494

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 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

11 days after point of perigee on 19 October 2043 at 23:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 November 2043 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 360 km

Moon is 399 360 km (248 151 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 391 km (252 520 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 29 October 2043 at 13:05 in ♍ Virgo, 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 13 November 2043 at 02:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

14 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2043 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.637°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.556° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2043 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 1 November 2043 at 19:57 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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