Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 October 2088 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | October 2088

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 October 2088 at 14:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2088 after 14 days on 30 October 2088 at 03:10.

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 1098 / 2051

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1098 of Meeus index or 2051 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 1098 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 1099 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.6°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 5 October 2088 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 October 2088 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 393 310 km

Moon is 393 310 km (244 392 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 742 km (251 495 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 00:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 October 2088 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 00:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2088 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.864°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.845° in the next southern standstill on 19 October 2088 at 12:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 30 October 2088 at 03:10 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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