Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 December 2062 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2062 | December 2062

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 November 2062 at 23:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2062 after 10 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17.

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 778 / 1731

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 778 of Meeus index or 1731 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 778 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 779 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:32, this is 16 days after last perigee on 19 November 2062 at 18:46 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 20 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 405 km

This apogee Moon is 405 405 km (251 907 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 304 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 24 November 2062 at 21:08 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2062 at 04:14 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 2 December 2062 at 12:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.324°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.313° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17 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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