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

Waning Crescent in Sagittarius

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 22% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 25 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 ♐ Sagittarius

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

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 1 February 2062 at 07:43.

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2062 after 19 days on 23 February 2062 at 15:08.

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 ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".

Lunation 767 / 1720

The Moon is 25 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 767 of Meeus index or 1720 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 18 minutes and it is 2 hours and 15 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠201.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠201.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 22:20 about 12 days since last perigee on 23 January 2062 at 20:23 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 16 days until point of next perigee on 20 February 2062 at 23:11 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 405 649 km

This apogee Moon is 405 649 km (252 059 mi) away from Earth. It is 241 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 060 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 29 January 2062 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 12 February 2062 at 17:33 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the last northern standstill on 22 January 2062 at 20:38 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.481° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.542° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 February 2062 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 9 February 2062 at 12:11 in ♒ Aquarius 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