Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 October 2026 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | October 2026

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 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 3 October 2026 at 13:25.

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 ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2026 after 20 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12.

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 330 / 1283

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 330 of Meeus index or 1283 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 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 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠61.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠61.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠94.5°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2026 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 917 km

The Moon is 366 917 km (227 992 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 639 km (251 431 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 24 September 2026 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2026 at 01:19 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.989°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.892° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 10 October 2026 at 15:50 in ♎ Libra 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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