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

Waxing Crescent in Sagittarius

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 2% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 1 day 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 25 November 2049 at 05:35.

Cold Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2049 after 12 days on 9 December 2049 at 07:28.

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 ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1945".

Lunation 617 / 1570

The Moon is 1 day young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 617 of Meeus index or 1570 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes and it is 1 hour and 11 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 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠310.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠310.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.9°.

Moon before perigee

9 days since point of apogee on 16 November 2049 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 November 2049 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 370 842 km

The Moon is 370 842 km (230 431 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 491 km (227 727 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 25 November 2049 at 00:12 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 7 December 2049 at 22:33 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon at southern standstill

At 06:55 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.274°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2049. Over the upcoming 12 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.283° at the point of next northern standstill in ♊ Gemini on 9 December 2049 at 08:52.

Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of this draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 9 December 2049 at 07:28 in ♊ Gemini 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