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

Waxing Crescent in Aquarius

Waxing Crescent on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 29% 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 12 November 2099 at 11:29.

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2099 after 10 days on 27 November 2099 at 21:22.

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 ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1941".

Lunation 1235 / 2188

The Moon is 5 days young and navigating from the beginning to the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1235 of Meeus index or 2188 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 40 minutes and it is 2 hours and 7 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 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠27.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠27.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.8°.

Moon before apogee

6 days 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 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 November 2099 at 17:25 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 391 477 km

The Moon is 391 477 km (243 253 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 988 km (251 648 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 8 November 2099 at 18:31 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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 after southern standstill

2 days since the last southern standstill on 15 November 2099 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.455° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.380° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 November 2099 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

22 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 10 days

In 10 days on 27 November 2099 at 21:22 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