Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 December 2050 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2050 after 19 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 24 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 7 December 2050 at 02:39 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 December 2050 at 16:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 682 km

Moon is 404 682 km (251 458 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 280 km (230 081 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 2 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

24 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2050 at 15:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.809°. Next 5 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 5 days

After 5 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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