Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 October 2024 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | October 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 2 October 2024 at 18:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 9 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.

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 306 / 1259

The Moon is 4 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.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.3°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 2 October 2024 at 19:40 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 395 722 km

The Moon is 395 722 km (245 890 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 173 km (221 937 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 2 October 2024 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.695°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.684° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 October 2024 at 11:53 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26 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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