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

Waning Crescent in Capricorn

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 10% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 26 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 8 February 2075 at 12:41.

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2075 after 18 days on 2 March 2075 at 20:06.

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 ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1943".

Lunation 928 / 1881

The Moon is 26 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 928 of Meeus index or 1881 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 4 minutes and it is 40 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 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠24.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠24.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠46.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 07:55 about 16 days since last apogee on 27 January 2075 at 06:37 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 11 days until point of next apogee on 24 February 2075 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 365 747 km

This perigee Moon is 365 747 km (227 265 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 239 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 609 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 23:10 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 26 February 2075 at 22:09 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon at southern standstill

At 04:13 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.860°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.916° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 26 February 2075 at 00:14.

Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 15 February 2075 at 06:40 in ♒ Aquarius 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