Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 October 2077 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | October 2077

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 8 October 2077 at 20:26.

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 ∠7° of ♎ Libra 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 ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2077 after 15 days on 31 October 2077 at 10:36.

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 961 / 1914

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 961 of Meeus index or 1914 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 961 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 14 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 962 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠171°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠171°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.6°. 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 08:01, this is 13 days after last perigee on 1 October 2077 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2077 at 10:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 406 478 km

This apogee Moon is 406 478 km (252 574 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 070 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 231 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 5 October 2077 at 09:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2077 at 20:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 8 October 2077 at 07:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.357°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.450° in the next southern standstill on 23 October 2077 at 01:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 16 October 2077 at 23:07 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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