Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 October 2051 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | October 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 October 2051 at 20:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 13 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 640 / 1593

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 640 of Meeus index or 1593 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. It is 26 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the 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 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠163.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠187.8°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 15:34. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 19 October 2051 at 22:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 406 415 km

This apogee Moon is 406 415 km (252 535 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 007 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 294 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 5 October 2051 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2051 at 14:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.704°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.669° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13 in ♈ Aries 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.

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