Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 December 2066 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | December 2066

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% 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 10 December 2066 at 00:38.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1901"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 18 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41.

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 827 / 1780

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 827 of Meeus index or 1780 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 827 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 828 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠328.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2066 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2066 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 377 090 km

Moon is 377 090 km (234 313 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 544 km (222 789 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 3 December 2066 at 11:04 in ♊ Gemini, 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 17 December 2066 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 2 December 2066 at 12:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.924°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.934° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2066 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 17 December 2066 at 00:17 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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