Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 5 October 2024 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 October 2024 at 18:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 11 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.
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.
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 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.
Length of current 306 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 307 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of apogee on 2 October 2024 at 19:40 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 152 km (249 886 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 173 km (221 937 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 2 October 2024 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.695°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.684° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2024 at 11:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.