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

Waning Crescent in Scorpio

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 11 November 2093 at 06:50.

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2093 after 15 days on 2 December 2093 at 22:24.

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 ∠1881"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1941".

Lunation 1160 / 2113

The Moon is 28 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1160 of Meeus index or 2113 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 24 minutes and it is 34 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠284.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠284.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠314.2°.

Moon before perigee

7 days since point of apogee on 9 November 2093 at 23:18 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 November 2093 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 381 137 km

The Moon is 381 137 km (236 828 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 650 km (227 204 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 8 November 2093 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 22 November 2093 at 07:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the last northern standstill on 8 November 2093 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.330° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.406° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 November 2093 at 22:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

8 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 1 day

In 1 day on 18 November 2093 at 19:57 in ♏ Scorpio 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