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

Waning Crescent in Leo

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 3% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 27 days old.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 26 August 2035 at 09:08.

Harvest Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2035 after 17 days on 17 September 2035 at 14:23.

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1901".

Lunation 440 / 1393

The Moon is 27 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 440 of Meeus index or 1393 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes and it is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit 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 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠25.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠25.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠46.4°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 30 August 2035 at 02:28 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 September 2035 at 23:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 368 375 km

The Moon is 368 375 km (228 898 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 365 km (251 261 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 19 August 2035 at 19:18 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 1 September 2035 at 19:14 in ♌ Leo.

Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the last northern standstill on 28 August 2035 at 17:25 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.744° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.755° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 September 2035 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

26 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 1 day

In 1 day on 2 September 2035 at 01:59 in ♍ Virgo 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.

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