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

Waning Crescent in Leo

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 36% 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 October 2075 at 23:26.

Beaver Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2075 after 20 days on 22 November 2075 at 14:20.

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 ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1934".

Lunation 937 / 1890

The Moon is 23 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 937 of Meeus index or 1890 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes and it is 24 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠287.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠287.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠316.5°.

Moon after apogee

3 days since point of apogee on 30 October 2075 at 10:53 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 November 2075 at 05:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 400 470 km

The Moon is 400 470 km (248 841 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 081 km (226 851 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 29 October 2075 at 07:44 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2075 at 22:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the last northern standstill on 29 October 2075 at 16:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.331° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.417° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 November 2075 at 07:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 8 November 2075 at 11:35 in ♏ Scorpio 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