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 10% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 3 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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 November 2096 at 00:36.

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2096 after 11 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34.

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 ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1942".

Lunation 1198 / 2151

The Moon is 3 days 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 after apogee

2 days since point of apogee on 16 November 2096 at 05:04 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 November 2096 at 19:43 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 402 601 km

The Moon is 402 601 km (250 165 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 609 km (221 587 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 14 November 2096 at 20:36 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 10 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 at southern standstill

At 19:29 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.983°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2096. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.962° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 1 December 2096 at 20:29.

Draconic month

17 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 11 days

In 11 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