Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 December 2049 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2049 | December 2049

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 17 December 2049 at 11:15.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1897"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 16 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.

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 617 / 1570

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 14 December 2049 at 11:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2049 at 08:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 377 884 km

Moon is 377 884 km (234 806 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 939 km (224 277 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 10:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 10:13 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2049 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.283°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.275° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2049 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 24 December 2049 at 17:51 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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