Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 October 2066 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | October 2066

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 19 October 2066 at 01:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2066 after 11 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13.

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 826 / 1779

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 826 of Meeus index or 1779 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 826 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes. It is 11 minutes longer than next lunation 827 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠304.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328.7°. 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 10 October 2066 at 18:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 October 2066 at 18:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 062 km

Moon is 368 062 km (228 703 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 509 km (228 360 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 10 October 2066 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2066 at 16:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 8 October 2066 at 22:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.153°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.054° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2066 at 18:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13 in ♉ Taurus, 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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