Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 October 2049 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | October 2049

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 27 September 2049 at 02:05.

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 ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2049 after 8 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53.

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 615 / 1568

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 615 of Meeus index or 1568 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 615 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 616 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠241.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 22 September 2049 at 00:05 in ♌ Leo. 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 7 October 2049 at 21:10 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 784 km

Moon is 370 784 km (230 394 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 276 km (227 593 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 1 October 2049 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.422°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.344° in its northern standstill point on 15 October 2049 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53 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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