Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 December 2042 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | December 2042

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 December 2042 at 09:19.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2042 after 20 days on 26 December 2042 at 17:43.

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 530 / 1483

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 530 of Meeus index or 1483 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 530 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 531 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠201.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠201.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠232°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2042 at 22:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 December 2042 at 00:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 807 km

Moon is 403 807 km (250 914 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 435 km (251 926 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 24 November 2042 at 01:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 December 2042 at 05:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2042 at 03:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.344°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.294° in the next southern standstill on 13 December 2042 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 12 December 2042 at 14:29 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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