Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 December 2057 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2057 | December 2057

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days 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 26 December 2057 at 01:22.

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 ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2058 after 13 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39.

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 717 / 1670

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 717 of Meeus index or 1670 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 717 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2057. It is 10 minutes longer than next lunation 718 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠355.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.9°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 26 December 2057 at 07:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 January 2058 at 06:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 814 km

Moon is 363 814 km (226 064 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 377 km (252 511 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 25 December 2057 at 08:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 January 2058 at 16:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 26 December 2057 at 12:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.515°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.506° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2058 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 9 January 2058 at 20:39 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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