Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 October 2071 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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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 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1927".

Beaver Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2071 after 18 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 26 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 18 October 2071 at 05:18 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 369 707 km

Moon is 369 707 km (229 725 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 279 km (251 207 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 21:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 November 2071 at 02:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 21:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 14 October 2071 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.195°. Next 7 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 2 days

After 2 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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