Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 October 2066 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | October 2066

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 19 October 2066 at 01:42.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2066 after 11 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 826 / 1779

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 826 of Meeus index or 1779 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes. It is 11 minutes longer 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠304.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠304.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠328.7°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 10 October 2066 at 18:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 October 2066 at 18:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 062 km

The Moon is 368 062 km (228 703 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 509 km (228 360 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 10 October 2066 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2066 at 16:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 8 October 2066 at 22:14 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.153°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.054° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 October 2066 at 18:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13 in ♉ Taurus 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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