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

Waxing Crescent in Leo

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 25% 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 15 June 2045 at 03:05.

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2045 after 9 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16.

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 ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1888".

Lunation 562 / 1515

The Moon is 5 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 562 of Meeus index or 1515 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes and it is 13 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠328°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠328° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠345.4°.

Moon after perigee

2 days since point of perigee on 17 June 2045 at 02:09 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 13 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 July 2045 at 18:04 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 363 924 km

The Moon is 363 924 km (226 132 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 608 km (252 033 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 04:27 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 3 July 2045 at 02:35 in ♒ Aquarius.

Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the last northern standstill on 15 June 2045 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.696° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.699° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 June 2045 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16 in ♑ Capricorn 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