Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 October 2048 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 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 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 9 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 5 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 371 km

Moon is 363 371 km (225 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 996 km (251 653 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 07:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 07:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in southern standstill

At 03:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.082°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.990° in its northern standstill point on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 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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