Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 October 2045 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | October 2045

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% 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 10 October 2045 at 10:37.

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 ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2045 after 13 days on 25 October 2045 at 21:31.

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 566 / 1519

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 566 of Meeus index or 1519 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 566 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 567 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠34.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠34.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠58.5°. 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2045 at 08:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 October 2045 at 04:05 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 848 km

Moon is 379 848 km (236 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 638 km (251 430 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 6 October 2045 at 15:11 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 October 2045 at 23:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 2 October 2045 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.609°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.520° in the next southern standstill on 15 October 2045 at 06:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 25 October 2045 at 21:31 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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