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

Waxing Crescent in Pisces

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 9% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 3 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 February 2062 at 12:11.

Snow Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2062 after 11 days on 23 February 2062 at 15:08.

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 ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1943".

Lunation 768 / 1721

The Moon is 3 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 768 of Meeus index or 1721 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes and it is 2 hours and 59 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 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠232.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠232.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.5°.

Moon after apogee

7 days since point of apogee on 4 February 2062 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 20 February 2062 at 23:11 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 384 289 km

The Moon is 384 289 km (238 786 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 741 km (226 640 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 17:33 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next descending node later on 25 February 2062 at 12:19 in ♎ Libra.

Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the last southern standstill on 5 February 2062 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.542° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.626° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 February 2062 at 04:33 in ♋ Cancer.

New draconic month

At 17:33 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 23 February 2062 at 15:08 in ♌ Leo 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