Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 October 2071 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% 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 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2071 after 17 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 887 / 1840

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 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

3 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 9 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 373 625 km

Moon is 373 625 km (232 160 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 279 km (251 207 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 20 October 2071 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 November 2071 at 02:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 14 October 2071 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.195°. Next 6 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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