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

Waning Crescent in Leo

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 36% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 23 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 November 2064 at 04:24.

Beaver Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2064 after 20 days on 24 November 2064 at 00:58.

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 ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1935".

Lunation 801 / 1754

The Moon is 23 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 801 of Meeus index or 1754 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes and it is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠359.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠359.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠14.9°.

Moon before perigee

10 days since point of apogee on 24 October 2064 at 01:15 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 November 2064 at 22:41 in ♎ Libra.

Distance to Moon 370 784 km

The Moon is 370 784 km (230 394 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 227 km (222 592 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 2 November 2064 at 05:22 in ♌ Leo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2064 at 16:38 in ♒ Aquarius.

Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the last northern standstill on 29 October 2064 at 10:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.938° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.869° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 November 2064 at 05:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 8 November 2064 at 19:45 in ♏ Scorpio 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