Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 November 2051 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | November 2051

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 25 November 2051 at 04:02.

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 ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2051 after 18 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05.

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 641 / 1594

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 641 of Meeus index or 1594 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 641 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2051. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 642 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠187.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠187.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.3°. 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 23:42, this is 12 days after last perigee on 17 November 2051 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2051 at 19:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 942 km

This apogee Moon is 405 942 km (252 241 mi) away from Earth. It is 534 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 767 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 08:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 13 December 2051 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 08:08 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 20 November 2051 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.736°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.781° in the next southern standstill on 4 December 2051 at 11:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 3 December 2051 at 09:37 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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