Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2051 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | October 2051

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

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 4 October 2051 at 20:47.

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 ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 10 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.

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 640 / 1593

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 640 of Meeus index or 1593 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 640 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 641 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠187.8°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 6 October 2051 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2051 at 22:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 401 006 km

Moon is 401 006 km (249 174 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 809 km (221 711 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 5 October 2051 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2051 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.704°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.669° in the next southern standstill on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13 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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