Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 October 2042 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | October 2042

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% 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 6 October 2042 at 02:35.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2042 after 21 days on 28 October 2042 at 19:48.

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 528 / 1481

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 528 of Meeus index or 1481 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠152.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠177.1°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 29 September 2042 at 23:50 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 October 2042 at 10:02 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 386 264 km

The Moon is 386 264 km (240 013 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 527 km (252 604 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 30 September 2042 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2042 at 20:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

7 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2042 at 09:09 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.491°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.484° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2042 at 02:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 14 October 2042 at 02:03 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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