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

Waning Crescent in Sagittarius

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 40% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 23 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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 8 February 2094 at 12:45.

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2094 after 20 days on 2 March 2094 at 07:35.

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 ∠1907"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1944".

Lunation 1163 / 2116

The Moon is 23 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1163 of Meeus index or 2116 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes and it is 37 minutes longer 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠352.5°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠352.5° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠7.9°.

Moon before perigee

9 days since point of apogee on 31 January 2094 at 11:51 in ♌ Leo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 February 2094 at 18:39 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 375 940 km

The Moon is 375 940 km (233 598 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 191 km (221 948 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 29 January 2094 at 09:03 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 12 February 2094 at 12:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the last northern standstill on 28 January 2094 at 23:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.474° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.529° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 February 2094 at 06:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

11 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 5 days

In 5 days on 15 February 2094 at 05:43 in ♒ Aquarius 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