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

Waxing Crescent in Sagittarius

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 2% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 1 day 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 November 2096 at 00:36.

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2096 after 13 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34.

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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1941".

Lunation 1198 / 2151

The Moon is 1 day young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1198 of Meeus index or 2151 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.81 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes and it is 36 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2096. 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 6 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠169.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠169.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠194.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 05:04 about 14 days since last perigee on 1 November 2096 at 07:33 in ♉ Taurus the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 29 November 2096 at 19:43 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 406 511 km

This apogee Moon is 406 511 km (252 594 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2096. It is 1 103 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 198 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 14 November 2096 at 20:36 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 28 November 2096 at 18:48 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the last northern standstill on 4 November 2096 at 10:38 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.978° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.983° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 November 2096 at 19:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34 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