Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 December 2048 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | December 2048

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 December 2048 at 08:31.

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 ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2049 after 19 days on 19 January 2049 at 02:29.

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2048 at 00:28 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2049 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 373 048 km

Moon is 373 048 km (231 801 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 820 km (221 718 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 19 December 2048 at 09:29 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 January 2049 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 19 December 2048 at 07:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.926°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.914° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2049 at 09:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 4 January 2049 at 02:24 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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