Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 October 2097 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | October 2097

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 42% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 5 October 2097 at 11:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2097 after 8 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 1209 / 2162

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1209 of Meeus index or 2162 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the 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 position on

True anomaly ∠76.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠76.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.4°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 16:09. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 29 September 2097 at 06:20 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 24 October 2097 at 15:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 378 km

This apogee Moon is 404 378 km (251 269 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 030 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 331 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 7 October 2097 at 00:55 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2097 at 09:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 03:02 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.965°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2097. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.974° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 25 October 2097 at 18:37.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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.

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