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

Waxing Crescent in Capricorn

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 3% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 2 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 December 2075 at 23:03.

Cold Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2075 after 12 days on 22 December 2075 at 08:48.

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 ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1948".

Lunation 939 / 1892

The Moon is 2 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 939 of Meeus index or 1892 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 11 minutes and it is 24 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2075. 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 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠337.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠337.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠354°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 07:28 about 12 days since last apogee on 27 November 2075 at 06:17 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 24 December 2075 at 19:52 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 359 912 km

This perigee Moon is 359 912 km (223 639 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 596 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 444 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 06:27 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 22 December 2075 at 18:35 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon at southern standstill

At 16:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.506°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2075. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.513° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 23 December 2075 at 08:11.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 22 December 2075 at 08:48 in ♋ Cancer 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