Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 December 2062 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2063 after 16 days on 14 January 2063 at 19:11.

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 778 / 1731

The Moon is 28 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 January 2063 at 10:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 707 km

Moon is 399 707 km (248 366 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 278 km (252 449 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 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 6 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

20 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 in southern standstill

At 18:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.306°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2062. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.364° in its northern standstill point on 13 January 2063 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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