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

Waxing Crescent in Scorpio

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 4% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 2 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 ♏ Scorpio

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

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 October 2097 at 11:45.

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2097 after 13 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23.

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 ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1921".

Lunation 1209 / 2162

The Moon is 2 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1209 of Meeus index or 2162 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 23 minutes and it is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠76.4°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠76.4° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.4°.

Moon before apogee

8 days since point of perigee on 29 September 2097 at 06:20 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 October 2097 at 16:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 393 358 km

The Moon is 393 358 km (244 421 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 378 km (251 269 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 00:55 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 21 October 2097 at 09:50 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the last northern standstill on 28 September 2097 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.911° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.965° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2097 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♉ Taurus the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23 in ♈ Aries 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