Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 December 2068 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | December 2068

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 24 December 2068 at 13:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2069 after 11 days on 7 January 2069 at 13:43.

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 853 / 1806

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 853 of Meeus index or 1806 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 853 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 854 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. 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

9 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 18 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 372 225 km

Moon is 372 225 km (231 290 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 18 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 393 km (251 278 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 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 6 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

6 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2068 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.663°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.637° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2069 at 11:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 7 January 2069 at 13:43 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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