Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 December 2043 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | December 2043

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

Waxing Crescent 38% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 1 December 2043 at 14:37.

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 ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2043 after 7 days on 16 December 2043 at 08:02.

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 543 / 1496

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 543 of Meeus index or 1496 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 543 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2043. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 544 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.4°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 1 December 2043 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 15 December 2043 at 22:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 386 340 km

Moon is 386 340 km (240 061 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 769 km (221 686 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 25 November 2043 at 15:09 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2043 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 3 December 2043 at 07:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.421°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.409° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2043 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 16 December 2043 at 08:02 in ♊ Gemini, 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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