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Waxing Crescent phase

Waxing Crescent

Waxing crescent

The waxing crescent phase is a beguiling interlude in the lunar cycle, a bridge spanning the dark, enigmatic new moon and the sharp-lined, illuminated first quarter. In this phase, the moon's surface is suffused with an ever-increasing light, gradually revealing its splendor in the night sky, the illumination swelling from a mere 4% to a resplendent 31%.
This fleeting moment is a thing of beauty, ephemeral as it is, lasting only three short days before transforming into the angular first quarter. This celestial dance, a mesmerizing performance by the moon, Earth, and sun, is a testament to the infinite complexities and beauty of the universe, a reminder of the majesty of the cosmos.

Dates of the waxing crescent phase

Date Ends Visibility
Sunday, July 7, 2024 Wednesday, July 10, 2024 5.14 ~ 24.86
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 Friday, August 9, 2024 6.82 ~ 27.32
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 Sunday, September 8, 2024 3.9 ~ 30.05
Friday, October 4, 2024 Monday, October 7, 2024 5.04 ~ 24.5
Sunday, November 3, 2024 Wednesday, November 6, 2024 6.67 ~ 28.81
Monday, December 2, 2024 Thursday, December 5, 2024 3.84 ~ 24.31
Wednesday, January 1, 2025 Saturday, January 4, 2025 5.87 ~ 30.23
Friday, January 31, 2025 Sunday, February 2, 2025 9.17 ~ 26.56
Saturday, March 1, 2025 Monday, March 3, 2025 6.68 ~ 23.07
Sunday, March 30, 2025 Wednesday, April 2, 2025 4.43 ~ 29.18
Tuesday, April 29, 2025 Thursday, May 1, 2025 8.26 ~ 25.1
Wednesday, May 28, 2025 Saturday, May 31, 2025 5.99 ~ 30.22