Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 December 2019 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | December 2019

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 26 November 2019 at 15:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2019 after 8 days on 12 December 2019 at 05:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 246 / 1199

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 246 of Meeus index or 1199 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 246 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 247 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠50.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠82.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 23 November 2019 at 07:54 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 December 2019 at 04:09 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 903 km

Moon is 403 903 km (250 974 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 447 km (251 312 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 29 November 2019 at 04:13 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 December 2019 at 14:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2019 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.200°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.226° in the next northern standstill on 13 December 2019 at 20:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 12 December 2019 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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