Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 December 2068 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | December 2068

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 16 December 2068 at 14:11.

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 ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2069 after 15 days on 7 January 2069 at 13:43.

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 852 / 1805

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 852 of Meeus index or 1805 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 852 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 853 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠241.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠279.4°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 17 December 2068 at 15:04 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 22 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 January 2069 at 12:33 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 390 700 km

Moon is 390 700 km (242 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 22 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 393 km (251 278 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 21 December 2068 at 08:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 January 2069 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 11:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.663°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.637° in its northern standstill point on 5 January 2069 at 11:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 24 December 2068 at 13:44 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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