Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 December 2045 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | December 2045

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 8 December 2045 at 11:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2045 after 10 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 568 / 1521

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 568 of Meeus index or 1521 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 568 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 569 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠92.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.2°. 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 before apogee

13 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 day, 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 404 771 km

Moon is 404 771 km (251 513 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 595 km (251 404 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 03:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 December 2045 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 03:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 8 December 2045 at 23:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.229°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.241° in the next northern standstill on 23 December 2045 at 08:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 24 December 2045 at 00:49 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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