Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 December 2074 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | December 2074

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 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 11 December 2074 at 15:08.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2075 after 16 days on 2 January 2075 at 09:39.

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 926 / 1879

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 926 of Meeus index or 1879 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 926 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 927 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.7°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 3 December 2074 at 13:40 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 December 2074 at 20:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 826 km

Moon is 363 826 km (226 071 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 126 km (221 908 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 7 December 2074 at 03:38 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 December 2074 at 02:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, 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 6 December 2074 at 03:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.807°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.818° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2074 at 07:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 18 December 2074 at 07:20 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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