Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 October 2024 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | October 2024

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 24 October 2024 at 08:03.

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 ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1930".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 21 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 395 176 km

The Moon is 395 176 km (245 551 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 164 km (252 379 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 October 2024 at 17:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.653°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.578° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 1 November 2024 at 12:47 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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