Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 December 2069 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | December 2069

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 5 December 2069 at 12:03.

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 ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2069 after 15 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50.

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 864 / 1817

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 864 of Meeus index or 1817 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 864 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2069. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 865 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠185.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠211.5°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 19 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 321 km

Moon is 404 321 km (251 233 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 19 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 337 km (230 117 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 9 December 2069 at 16:16 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2069 at 13:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.315°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.339° in the next southern standstill on 13 December 2069 at 16:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 13 December 2069 at 17:38 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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