Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 October 2019 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | October 2019

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 21 October 2019 at 12:39.

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.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 21 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.

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 244 / 1197

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 244 of Meeus index or 1197 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠11.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.3°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 147 km

The Moon is 367 147 km (228 135 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 316 km (224 511 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.947°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.047° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 28 October 2019 at 03:38 in ♏ Scorpio 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.

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