Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 October 2048 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | October 2048

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 30 September 2048 at 02:45.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 16 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25.

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 602 / 1555

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 602 of Meeus index or 1555 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 602 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 21 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 603 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠276°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.5°. 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 perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2048 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 387 750 km

Moon is 387 750 km (240 937 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 937 km (228 004 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 28 September 2048 at 18:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2048 at 11:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.189°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.082° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 7 October 2048 at 17:45 in ♎ Libra, 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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