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 25% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 5 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 ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 4 November 2097 at 02:08.

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2097 after 10 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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1938".

Lunation 1210 / 2163

The Moon is 5 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 12:12 about 15 days since last perigee on 24 October 2097 at 15:32 in ♊ Gemini the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 11 days until point of next perigee on 21 November 2097 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini.

Distance to Moon 405 184 km

This apogee Moon is 405 184 km (251 770 mi) away from Earth. It is 224 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 525 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 3 November 2097 at 09:02 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 8 November 2097 at 10:53 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.959° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.924° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 November 2097 at 02:03 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

19 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 10 days

In 10 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