Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 December 2048 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | December 2048

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 December 2048 at 15:30.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2048 after 12 days on 20 December 2048 at 06:39.

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 605 / 1558

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 605 of Meeus index or 1558 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 605 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 54 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 606 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.8°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 6 December 2048 at 07:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2048 at 00:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 455 km

Moon is 363 455 km (225 840 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 367 km (252 505 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 5 December 2048 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 December 2048 at 09:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 5 December 2048 at 21:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.922°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.926° in the next northern standstill on 19 December 2048 at 07:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 20 December 2048 at 06:39 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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