Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waxing Crescent in Pisces

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 22% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 5 days young.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 9 January 2035 at 15:03.

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2035 after 9 days on 23 January 2035 at 20:16.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1890"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1951".

Lunation 433 / 1386

The Moon is 5 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 433 of Meeus index or 1386 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes and it is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit 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 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠220.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠220.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.7°.

Moon before perigee

8 days since point of apogee on 5 January 2035 at 18:52 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 January 2035 at 18:05 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 379 208 km

The Moon is 379 208 km (235 629 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 707 km (225 376 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 03:01 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 12 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 26 January 2035 at 19:11 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the last southern standstill on 8 January 2035 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.547° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.494° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 January 2035 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♍ Virgo the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 23 January 2035 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov