Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 October 2068 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 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 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 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 26 October 2068 at 04:17.

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 ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2068 after 11 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 851 / 1804

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 851 of Meeus index or 1804 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 851 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 852 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠209.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.5°. 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 23 October 2068 at 04:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2068 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 394 838 km

Moon is 394 838 km (245 341 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 864 km (224 230 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 27 October 2068 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 November 2068 at 19:59 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 15 October 2068 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.707°. Next day 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 11 days

After 11 days on 9 November 2068 at 11:40 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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