Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 December 2051 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | December 2051

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 December 2051 at 09:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1802"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2051 after 13 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05.

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 642 / 1595

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 642 of Meeus index or 1595 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 642 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 643 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠214.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.4°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2051 at 19:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 397 796 km

Moon is 397 796 km (247 179 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 745 km (224 778 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2051 at 08:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2051 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 11:27 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.781°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.789° in its northern standstill point on 17 December 2051 at 14:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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