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

Waning Crescent in Scorpio

Waning Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 1% and getting smaller. Lunar cycle is 28 days old.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 5 November 2099 at 19:42.

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2099 after 16 days on 27 November 2099 at 21:22.

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1939".

Lunation 1234 / 2187

The Moon is 28 days old and navigating from the second to the final part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1234 of Meeus index or 2187 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 57 minutes and it is 1 hour and 43 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠10.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠10.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.7°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 10 November 2099 at 19:35 in ♎ Libra the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 November 2099 at 17:25 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 365 797 km

The Moon is 365 797 km (227 296 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 988 km (251 648 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 8 November 2099 at 18:31 in ♍ Virgo 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 21 November 2099 at 23:18 in ♓ Pisces.

Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the last northern standstill on 2 November 2099 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.524° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.455° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 November 2099 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 12 November 2099 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth 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