Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2097 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | October 2097

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

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 5 October 2097 at 11:45.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2097 after 11 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23.

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 1209 / 2162

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1209 of Meeus index or 2162 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 1209 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 1210 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.4°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 29 September 2097 at 06:20 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 October 2097 at 16:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 400 727 km

Moon is 400 727 km (249 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 378 km (251 269 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 7 October 2097 at 00:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2097 at 09:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2097 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.911°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.965° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2097 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23 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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