Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 October 2019 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1930".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 17 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 27 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:41. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 10 October 2019 at 18:29 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 361 316 km

This perigee Moon is 361 316 km (224 511 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 192 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 040 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer. 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 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

6 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

6 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 6 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 1 day

In 1 day 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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