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

Waning Crescent in Gemini

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 2% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 28 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 16 June 2093 at 01:19.

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2093 after 16 days on 8 July 2093 at 17:14.

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 ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1888".

Lunation 1155 / 2108

The Moon is 28 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1155 of Meeus index or 2108 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes and it is 34 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠142°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠142° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠167.5°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 10 June 2093 at 08:55 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 June 2093 at 06:06 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 402 428 km

The Moon is 402 428 km (250 057 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 382 km (252 514 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 11 June 2093 at 20:52 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 25 June 2093 at 19:10 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the last southern standstill on 10 June 2093 at 21:56 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.625° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.648° at the point of next northern standstill on 24 June 2093 at 15:06 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

23 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 1 day

In 1 day on 23 June 2093 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini 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