Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 December 2034 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | December 2034

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 2 December 2034 at 16:46.

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.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2034 after 15 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 431 / 1384

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 431 of Meeus index or 1384 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 431 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2034. It is 9 minutes longer than next lunation 432 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:00, this is 13 days after last perigee on 25 November 2034 at 22:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2034 at 10:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 607 km

This apogee Moon is 406 607 km (252 654 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 199 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 102 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 3 December 2034 at 11:15 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2034 at 02:21 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 27 November 2034 at 19:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.488°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.553° in the next southern standstill on 12 December 2034 at 00:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 December 2034 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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