Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 December 2063 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | December 2063

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 12 December 2063 at 18:49.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1903"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2064 after 17 days on 4 January 2064 at 09:31.

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 790 / 1743

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 790 of Meeus index or 1743 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 790 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 791 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠55.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠55.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.4°. 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 19:22, this is 6 days after last apogee on 11 December 2063 at 13:44 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 8 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2063 at 09:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 360 177 km

This perigee Moon is 360 177 km (223 804 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 331 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 179 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 11 December 2063 at 02:54 in ♌ Leo, 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 24 December 2063 at 11:46 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2063 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.761°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.752° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2063 at 14:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 19 December 2063 at 20:04 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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