Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 December 2087 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | December 2087

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 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 16 December 2087 at 20:11.

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 passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2088 after 17 days on 8 January 2088 at 09:37.

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 1087 / 2040

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1087 of Meeus index or 2040 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 1087 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2087. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1088 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠183°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠208.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2087 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 December 2087 at 02:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 064 km

Moon is 405 064 km (251 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 133 km (252 359 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 00:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 4 January 2088 at 02:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 00:25 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 10 December 2087 at 01:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.072°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.078° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2087 at 22:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 25 December 2087 at 01:42 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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