Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 October 2087 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | October 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 26 October 2087 at 11:29.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2087 after 13 days on 10 November 2087 at 12:05.

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 1086 / 2039

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1086 of Meeus index or 2039 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 1086 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 54 minutes. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 1087 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183°. 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 19:16, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 October 2087 at 09:38 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 November 2087 at 19:54 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 406 334 km

This apogee Moon is 406 334 km (252 484 mi) away from Earth. It is 926 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 375 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 27 October 2087 at 13:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 November 2087 at 08:32 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2087 at 04:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.085°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.046° in the next southern standstill on 30 October 2087 at 09:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 10 November 2087 at 12:05 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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