Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 October 2048 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | October 2048

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 7 October 2048 at 17:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 10 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 603 / 1556

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 603 of Meeus index or 1556 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 603 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 604 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.6°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:52, this is 11 days after last apogee on 29 September 2048 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 366 937 km

This perigee Moon is 366 937 km (228 004 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 429 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 419 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

26 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

13 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2048 at 11:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.189°. Next day 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 10 days

After 10 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25 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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