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

Waning Crescent in Taurus

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 30% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 24 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 July 2007 at 16:54.

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2007 after 20 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1887".

Lunation 92 / 1045

The Moon is 24 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 92 of Meeus index or 1045 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 51 minutes and it is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter 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 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠38.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠38.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.2°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 21:38 about 15 days since last apogee on 24 June 2007 at 14:25 in ♎ Libra the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 12 days until point of next apogee on 22 July 2007 at 08:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 368 534 km

This perigee Moon is 368 534 km (228 996 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 026 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 822 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 5 July 2007 at 01:39 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2007 at 00:18 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the last southern standstill on 29 June 2007 at 15:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.215° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.251° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 July 2007 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 14 July 2007 at 12:04 in ♋ Cancer 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