Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 December 2050 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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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 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 15 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 629 / 1582

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 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

5 days 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 8 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 392 730 km

Moon is 392 730 km (244 031 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 280 km (230 081 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 11 December 2050 at 00:42 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 December 2050 at 02:37 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2050 at 15:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.809°. Next day 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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