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 29% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 24 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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 March 2089 at 05:05.

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2089 after 19 days on 26 March 2089 at 09:20.

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 ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1933".

Lunation 1102 / 2055

The Moon is 24 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1102 of Meeus index or 2055 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 8 minutes and it is 2 hours and 46 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 4 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠211.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠211.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠244.3°.

Moon before apogee

11 days since point of perigee on 23 February 2089 at 04:43 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 March 2089 at 02:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 405 129 km

The Moon is 405 129 km (251 735 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 275 km (251 826 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 27 February 2089 at 20:38 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2089 at 09:03 in ♈ Aries.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 5 March 2089 at 03:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.545° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.481° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 March 2089 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♎ Libra the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 12 March 2089 at 08:24 in ♓ Pisces 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