Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 December 2051 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | December 2051

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 24 December 2051 at 23:21.

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 ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2052 after 20 days on 16 January 2052 at 04:24.

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 642 / 1595

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 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 15 December 2051 at 19:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 December 2051 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 483 km

Moon is 404 483 km (251 334 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 014 km (251 664 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 10:39 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 9 January 2052 at 09:32 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 10:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 17 December 2051 at 14:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.789°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.780° in the next southern standstill on 31 December 2051 at 19:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 2 January 2052 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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