Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 December 2081 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | December 2081

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

Waxing Crescent 25% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 November 2081 at 14:36.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2081 after 10 days on 16 December 2081 at 04:31.

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 1013 / 1966

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1013 of Meeus index or 1966 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 1013 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 1014 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠52.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠52.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.8°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2081 at 03:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 December 2081 at 00:48 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 075 km

Moon is 399 075 km (247 974 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 288 km (251 213 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 24 November 2081 at 11:52 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2081 at 17:00 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 1 December 2081 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.151°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.126° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2081 at 08:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 16 December 2081 at 04:31 in ♊ Gemini, 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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