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

Waxing Crescent in Leo

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 15% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 4 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 15 June 2083 at 09:37.

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2083 after 10 days on 29 June 2083 at 16:51.

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 ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1888".

Lunation 1032 / 1985

The Moon is 4 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1032 of Meeus index or 1985 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 17 minutes and it is 1 hour and 26 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠203.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠203.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232°.

Moon after apogee

6 days since point of apogee on 12 June 2083 at 22:19 in ♉ Taurus 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 28 June 2083 at 06:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 388 984 km

The Moon is 388 984 km (241 703 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 069 km (223 737 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 01:15 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 12 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 1 July 2083 at 19:10 in ♒ Aquarius.

Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the last northern standstill on 15 June 2083 at 05:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.886° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.916° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 June 2083 at 15:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 29 June 2083 at 16:51 in ♑ Capricorn 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