Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 October 2059 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | October 2059

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

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 September 2059 at 12:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2059 after 19 days on 21 October 2059 at 02:15.

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 738 / 1691

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 738 of Meeus index or 1691 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 738 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 739 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠173.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠197.3°. 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 October 2059 at 18:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 399 702 km

Moon is 399 702 km (248 363 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 424 km (252 540 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 25 September 2059 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 October 2059 at 12:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2059 at 16:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.089°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.180° in the next southern standstill on 13 October 2059 at 11:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 6 October 2059 at 15:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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