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

Waning Crescent in Pisces

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 38% 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 ♓ Pisces

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

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 June 2067 at 10:38.

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2067 after 21 days on 27 June 2067 at 02:52.

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 ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1891".

Lunation 833 / 1786

The Moon is 23 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 833 of Meeus index or 1786 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 20 minutes and it is 1 hour and 15 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠98.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠98.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠132.6°.

Moon after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 31 May 2067 at 07:21 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 June 2067 at 03:04 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 370 573 km

The Moon is 370 573 km (230 263 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 510 km (251 972 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 29 May 2067 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 11 June 2067 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon before northern standstill

6 days since the last southern standstill on 29 May 2067 at 12:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.107° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.109° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 June 2067 at 14:57 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 11 June 2067 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini 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