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 18% 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 23 June 2093 at 21:04.

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2093 after 10 days on 8 July 2093 at 17:14.

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 ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1887".

Lunation 1156 / 2109

The Moon is 4 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1156 of Meeus index or 2109 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes and it is 13 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2093. 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 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠167.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠167.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠190.3°.

Moon after apogee

3 days since point of apogee on 25 June 2093 at 06:06 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 July 2093 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 400 150 km

The Moon is 400 150 km (248 642 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 096 km (221 889 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 25 June 2093 at 19:10 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2093 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the last northern standstill on 24 June 2093 at 15:06 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.648° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.641° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 July 2093 at 09:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

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

Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 8 July 2093 at 17:14 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