Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 December 2082 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | December 2082

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% 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 12 December 2082 at 23:51.

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 ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2083 after 17 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32.

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 1025 / 1978

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 1025 of Meeus index or 1978 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 1025 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 1026 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:03, this is 15 days after last apogee on 1 December 2082 at 21:23 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 361 976 km

This perigee Moon is 361 976 km (224 921 mi) away from Earth. It is 532 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 380 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 10 December 2082 at 14:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2082 at 05:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2082 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.402°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.412° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2082 at 08:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 19 December 2082 at 15:11 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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