Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waning Crescent in Pisces

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 13% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 26 days old.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 10 April 2007 at 18:04.

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 17 days on 2 May 2007 at 10:09.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1913".

Lunation 89 / 1042

The Moon is 26 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 89 of Meeus index or 1042 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes and it is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠348.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠348.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4°.

Moon before perigee

11 days since point of apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries.

Distance to Moon 367 149 km

The Moon is 367 149 km (228 136 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 138 km (221 915 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 17:34 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next descending node later on 27 April 2007 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the last southern standstill on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.510° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.446° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 April 2007 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.

New draconic month

At 17:34 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 17 April 2007 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov