Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 October 2016 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | October 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 1 October 2016 at 00:12.

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 passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2016 after 11 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23.

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 207 / 1160

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 207 of Meeus index or 1160 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠170.6°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 11:02. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 16 October 2016 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 406 100 km

This apogee Moon is 406 100 km (252 339 mi) away from Earth. It is 692 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 609 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 28 September 2016 at 22:06 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2016 at 09:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2016 at 16:44 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.475°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.546° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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