Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 December 2065 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2065 | December 2065

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 20 December 2065 at 17:12.

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 ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2066 after 17 days on 11 January 2066 at 15:07.

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 815 / 1768

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 815 of Meeus index or 1768 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 815 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 816 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.6°. 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 before apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 11 December 2065 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2066 at 15:46 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 298 km

Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 716 km (252 100 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 15 December 2065 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2065 at 03:31 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 12 December 2065 at 16:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.464°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.485° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2065 at 06:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 27 December 2065 at 08:27 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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