Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 December 2074 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | December 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 18 December 2074 at 07:20.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2075 after 13 days on 2 January 2075 at 09:39.

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 927 / 1880

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 927 of Meeus index or 1880 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 927 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 928 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠7.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠24.6°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 17 December 2074 at 20:35 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 December 2074 at 16:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 941 km

Moon is 365 941 km (227 385 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 129 km (252 357 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 day, 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

12 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 in southern standstill

At 07:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.818°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2074. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.829° in its northern standstill point on 2 January 2075 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 2 January 2075 at 09:39 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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