Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2078 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | October 2078

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 October 2078 at 23:06.

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 ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 11 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55.

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 974 / 1927

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 974 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 975 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:58, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 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 21 October 2078 at 20:52 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 406 013 km

This apogee Moon is 406 013 km (252 285 mi) away from Earth. It is 605 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 696 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 8 October 2078 at 06:08 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2078 at 22:26 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.518°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.596° in the next southern standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55 in ♈ Aries, 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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