Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 December 2041 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | December 2041

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% 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 23 December 2041 at 08:06.

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 ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 12 days on 6 January 2042 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 519 / 1472

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 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 519 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 520 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠300.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠326°. 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 before perigee

9 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 2 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 374 079 km

Moon is 374 079 km (232 442 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 408 km (228 918 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days 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 7 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

19 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 23 December 2041 at 14:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.725°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.722° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2042 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54 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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