Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 December 2041 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | December 2041

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 15 December 2041 at 13:32.

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 17 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54.

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 518 / 1471

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 518 of Meeus index or 1471 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 518 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 519 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠265.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠300.9°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 December 2041 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 396 983 km

Moon is 396 983 km (246 674 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 408 km (228 918 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 18 December 2041 at 23:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2041 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.747°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.725° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2041 at 14:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 23 December 2041 at 08:06 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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