Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 December 2079 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | December 2079

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 15 December 2079 at 06:43.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 19 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.

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 988 / 1941

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 988 of Meeus index or 1941 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 988 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 2 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 989 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠148.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠174.6°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 393 399 km

Moon is 393 399 km (244 447 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 703 km (252 714 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2079 at 23:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2079 at 17:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.228°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.189° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 23 December 2079 at 06:31 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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