Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 December 2036 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | December 2036

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 December 2036 at 15:34.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 14 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.

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 457 / 1410

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 457 of Meeus index or 1410 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 457 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 458 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146.7°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 7 December 2036 at 01:52 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 397 138 km

Moon is 397 138 km (246 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 081 km (251 706 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 7 December 2036 at 14:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 December 2036 at 02:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 19:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.597°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2036. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.593° in its northern standstill point on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35 in ♋ Cancer, 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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