Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 December 2045 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | December 2045

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 1 December 2045 at 09:46.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1913"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2045 after 18 days on 24 December 2045 at 00:49.

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 567 / 1520

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 567 of Meeus index or 1520 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 567 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 568 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠58.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠58.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠92.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 29 November 2045 at 18:10 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 December 2045 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 595 km

Moon is 374 595 km (232 763 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 595 km (251 404 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 29 November 2045 at 17:44 in ♌ Leo, 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 13 December 2045 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 25 November 2045 at 23:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.257°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.229° in the next southern standstill on 8 December 2045 at 23:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 8 December 2045 at 11:41 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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