Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2069 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | October 2069

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 October 2069 at 09:20.

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.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1869"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2069 after 20 days on 30 October 2069 at 03:35.

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 862 / 1815

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 862 of Meeus index or 1815 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the 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 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠161.2°.

Moon after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2069 at 22:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 October 2069 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 383 593 km

The Moon is 383 593 km (238 354 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 378 km (252 512 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 2 October 2069 at 12:51 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2069 at 05:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2069 at 17:07 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.306°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.268° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2069 at 03:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 15 October 2069 at 04:03 in ♎ Libra 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.

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