Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 December 2054 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | December 2054

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 28 December 2054 at 23:52.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2055 after 13 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.

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 680 / 1633

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 680 of Meeus index or 1633 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 680 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 681 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠109.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠109.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠143.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2054 at 16:08 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2055 at 13:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 398 738 km

Moon is 398 738 km (247 764 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 985 km (251 646 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 18 December 2054 at 23:30 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 January 2055 at 10:10 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 29 December 2054 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.763°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.742° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2055 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer, 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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