Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 October 2017 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | October 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 19 October 2017 at 19:12.

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 ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 12 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.

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 220 / 1173

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠114.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠147°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 402 799 km

The Moon is 402 799 km (250 288 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 151 km (251 749 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 14 October 2017 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.616°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.741° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23 in ♉ Taurus 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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