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

Waning Crescent in Aries

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 41% 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 25 June 2065 at 14:08.

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2065 after 21 days on 17 July 2065 at 17:45.

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 ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1887".

Lunation 809 / 1762

The Moon is 23 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 809 of Meeus index or 1762 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 11 minutes and it is 1 hour and 41 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 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 36 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠206.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠206.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠235.9°.

Moon before apogee

9 days since point of perigee on 16 June 2065 at 20:01 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 June 2065 at 22:35 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 401 956 km

The Moon is 401 956 km (249 764 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 316 km (251 852 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 20 June 2065 at 10:37 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 4 July 2065 at 21:42 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the last southern standstill on 17 June 2065 at 22:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.172° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.180° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 July 2065 at 23:11 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 3 July 2065 at 17:16 in ♋ Cancer 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