Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 December 2049 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | December 2049

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 44% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 December 2049 at 23:39 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2049 after 7 days on 9 December 2049 at 07:28.

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 617 / 1570

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 617 of Meeus index or 1570 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 617 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 618 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠310.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.9°. 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 perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 28 November 2049 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 December 2049 at 11:17 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 304 km

Moon is 364 304 km (226 368 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 260 km (251 817 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 25 November 2049 at 00:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 December 2049 at 22:33 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

6 days 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2049 at 06:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.274°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.283° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2049 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 9 December 2049 at 07:28 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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