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 18% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 4 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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 4 November 2097 at 02:08.

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2097 after 11 days on 19 November 2097 at 13:03.

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 ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1937".

Lunation 1210 / 2163

The Moon is 4 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1210 of Meeus index or 2163 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes and it is 1 hour and 48 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 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠112.4°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠112.4° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠145.6°.

Moon before apogee

14 days since point of perigee on 24 October 2097 at 15:32 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 November 2097 at 12:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 405 226 km

The Moon is 405 226 km (251 796 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 184 km (251 770 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 3 November 2097 at 09:02 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 17 November 2097 at 19:55 in ♈ Aries.

Moon at southern standstill

At 10:53 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.959°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.924° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 22 November 2097 at 02:03.

Draconic month

18 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 19 November 2097 at 13:03 in ♉ Taurus 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