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

Waxing Crescent in Capricorn

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 17% 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 18 November 2093 at 19:57.

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2093 after 10 days on 2 December 2093 at 22:24.

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 ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1943".

Lunation 1161 / 2114

The Moon is 4 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1161 of Meeus index or 2114 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 50 minutes and it is 32 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 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠314.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠314.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠335.6°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 21 November 2093 at 17:56 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 15 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 December 2093 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 363 861 km

The Moon is 363 861 km (226 093 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 15 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 269 km (251 822 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 07:46 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 5 December 2093 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 21 November 2093 at 22:15 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.406° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.462° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 December 2093 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

13 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 10 days

In 10 days on 2 December 2093 at 22:24 in ♊ Gemini 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