Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 December 2059 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | December 2059

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% 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 26 November 2059 at 23:42.

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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2059 after 17 days on 19 December 2059 at 02:11.

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 740 / 1693

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 740 of Meeus index or 1693 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 740 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 741 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠225.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠262.2°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 28 November 2059 at 22:30 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 December 2059 at 10:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 850 km

Moon is 402 850 km (250 319 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 175 km (229 395 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 18 November 2059 at 20:56 in ♉ Taurus, 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 3 December 2059 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2059 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.219°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.188° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2059 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 5 December 2059 at 01:49 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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