Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 December 2071 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | December 2071

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 13 December 2071 at 22:57.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1850"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2072 after 18 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.

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 889 / 1842

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 889 of Meeus index or 1842 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 889 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 890 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠102.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠102.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠138.1°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 December 2071 at 10:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 387 493 km

Moon is 387 493 km (240 777 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 839 km (252 177 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 14 December 2071 at 01:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2071 at 08:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 8 December 2071 at 10:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.456°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.491° in the next southern standstill on 21 December 2071 at 16:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 21 December 2071 at 11:47 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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