Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 December 2050 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2050 | December 2050

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 6 December 2050 at 06:27.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2050 after 20 days on 28 December 2050 at 05:15.

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 629 / 1582

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 629 of Meeus index or 1582 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 629 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 630 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠245°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠245°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.8°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:39, this is 11 days after last perigee on 25 November 2050 at 05:46 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 20 December 2050 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 411 km

This apogee Moon is 404 411 km (251 289 mi) away from Earth. It is 997 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 298 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 26 November 2050 at 21:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 December 2050 at 00:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2050 at 15:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.809°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.822° in the next southern standstill on 14 December 2050 at 02:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 14 December 2050 at 05:18 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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