Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2068 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | October 2068

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 18 October 2068 at 00:00.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2068 after 16 days on 9 November 2068 at 11:40.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:48, this is 12 days after last perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2068 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 406 142 km

This apogee Moon is 406 142 km (252 365 mi) away from Earth. It is 734 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 567 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2068 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2068 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.707°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.659° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2068 at 20:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 October 2068 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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