Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 October 2069 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | October 2069

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 ♏ Scorpio.

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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 15 October 2069 at 04:03.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2069 after 12 days on 30 October 2069 at 03:35.

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 863 / 1816

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 863 of Meeus index or 1816 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 863 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 864 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.4°. 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 05:28, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 October 2069 at 22:56 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2069 at 09:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 406 378 km

This apogee Moon is 406 378 km (252 512 mi) away from Earth. It is 970 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 331 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 16 October 2069 at 05:04 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 29 October 2069 at 23:39 in ♈ Aries.

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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

11 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2069 at 17:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.306°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.268° in the next southern standstill on 20 October 2069 at 03:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 30 October 2069 at 03:35 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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