Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 October 2081 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | October 2081

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 October 2081 at 11:13.

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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2081 after 19 days on 16 November 2081 at 13:19.

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 1011 / 1964

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1011 of Meeus index or 1964 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1011 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 1012 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29.7°. 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 14 October 2081 at 14:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2081 at 07:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 363 402 km

Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 740 km (224 775 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 09:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 10 November 2081 at 15:13 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2081 at 20:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.369°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.291° in the next southern standstill on 4 November 2081 at 12:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 1 November 2081 at 03:04 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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