Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 December 2062 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2062 | December 2062

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 December 2062 at 23:40.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2063 after 19 days on 14 January 2063 at 19:11.

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 778 / 1731

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:56, this is 20 days after last apogee on 5 December 2062 at 19:32 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 6 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 January 2063 at 10:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 356 616 km

This perigee Moon is 356 616 km (221 591 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2062. It is 5 892 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 191 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 21 December 2062 at 21:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2063 at 05:33 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.313°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.306° in the next southern standstill on 29 December 2062 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 30 December 2062 at 16:57 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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