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

Waxing Crescent in Sagittarius

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 12% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 3 days young.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

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

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 8 November 2075 at 11:35.

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2075 after 11 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 ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1938".

Lunation 938 / 1891

The Moon is 3 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 938 of Meeus index or 1891 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes and it is 17 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 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠316.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠316.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠337.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 05:25 about 11 days since last apogee on 30 October 2075 at 10:53 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 15 days until point of next apogee on 27 November 2075 at 06:17 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 365 081 km

This perigee Moon is 365 081 km (226 851 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 573 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 275 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 22:42 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 25 November 2075 at 12:09 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon before southern standstill

12 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 day 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

13 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 11 days

In 11 days on 22 November 2075 at 14:20 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.

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