Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 October 2057 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | October 2057

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% 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 28 September 2057 at 16:00.

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 ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2057 after 9 days on 12 October 2057 at 15:01.

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 714 / 1667

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 714 of Meeus index or 1667 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 714 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 715 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠291.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠291.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.8°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:39, this is 12 days after last apogee on 21 September 2057 at 02:28 in ♋ Cancer. 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 18 October 2057 at 22:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 369 392 km

This perigee Moon is 369 392 km (229 530 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 884 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 964 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 20 September 2057 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2057 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 21 September 2057 at 22:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.051°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.184° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2057 at 10:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 October 2057 at 15:01 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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