Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 October 2068 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | October 2068

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 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 26 September 2068 at 10:48.

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 ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 9 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.

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 850 / 1803

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 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 850 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 851 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 392 822 km

Moon is 392 822 km (244 088 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 423 km (222 092 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, 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 17 September 2068 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.889°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.769° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2068 at 15:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39 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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