Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 October 2079 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | October 2079

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 24 October 2079 at 18:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2079 after 11 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34.

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 987 / 1940

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 987 of Meeus index or 1940 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 987 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 988 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠116.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠116.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.4°. 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 apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 14 October 2079 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 October 2079 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 785 km

Moon is 404 785 km (251 522 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 274 km (251 826 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 24 October 2079 at 00:33 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2079 at 11:17 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2079 at 01:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.379°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.363° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2079 at 22:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 9 November 2079 at 04:34 in ♉ Taurus, 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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