Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 December 2041 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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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 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 9 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 519 / 1472

The Moon is 4 days 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:54, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 408 km

This perigee Moon is 368 408 km (228 918 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 900 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 948 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2041 at 14:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.725°. Next 9 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 9 days

After 9 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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