Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 December 2087 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | December 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 December 2087 at 01:42.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1883"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2088 after 8 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 1088 / 2041

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 1088 of Meeus index or 2041 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 1088 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1089 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠208.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠208.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.2°. 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 22 December 2087 at 02:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 January 2088 at 19:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 380 686 km

Moon is 380 686 km (236 547 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 758 km (224 165 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 21 December 2087 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2088 at 02:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2087 at 22:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.078°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.031° in the next northern standstill on 6 January 2088 at 13:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 8 January 2088 at 09:37 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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