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

Waxing Crescent in Pisces

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 January 2090 at 14:34.

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2090 after 13 days on 14 February 2090 at 13:39.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".

Lunation 1114 / 2067

The Moon is 2 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1114 of Meeus index or 2067 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 12 minutes and it is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2090. 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 6 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠163.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠163.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.4°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 09:55 about 15 days since last perigee on 17 January 2090 at 04:55 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 14 February 2090 at 17:13 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 406 433 km

This apogee Moon is 406 433 km (252 546 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 025 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 276 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 20 January 2090 at 12:25 in ♎ Libra the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 3 February 2090 at 19:04 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the last southern standstill on 27 January 2090 at 04:34 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.339° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.250° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 February 2090 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

11 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 13 days

In 13 days on 14 February 2090 at 13:39 in ♌ Leo 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