Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 December 2043 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | December 2043

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 23 December 2043 at 05:04.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2044 after 15 days on 14 January 2044 at 18:51.

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 543 / 1496

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

1 day after point of apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2044 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 679 km

Moon is 404 679 km (251 456 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 906 km (223 635 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2044 at 06:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 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 in southern standstill

At 12:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.400°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.453° in its northern standstill point on 13 January 2044 at 02:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 31 December 2043 at 09:48 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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