Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 October 2071 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | October 2071

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 October 2071 at 07:30.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1926".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2071 after 21 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.

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 887 / 1840

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 887 of Meeus index or 1840 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 887 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 888 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠40.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 2 October 2071 at 23:37 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 18 October 2071 at 05:18 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 392 km

Moon is 363 392 km (225 801 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 285 km (229 463 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 7 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2071 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 14 October 2071 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.195°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.256° in the next southern standstill on 27 October 2071 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 23 October 2071 at 04:49 in ♎ Libra, 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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