Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 December 2090 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2090 | December 2090

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% 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 14 December 2090 at 04:25.

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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2091 after 19 days on 5 January 2091 at 15:50.

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 1124 / 2077

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 1124 of Meeus index or 2077 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1124 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 1125 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠65.8°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 16 December 2090 at 06:21 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2090 at 17:47 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 366 895 km

Moon is 366 895 km (227 978 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 274 km (251 204 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 13 December 2090 at 16:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2090 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 8 December 2090 at 10:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.615°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.635° in the next southern standstill on 21 December 2090 at 09:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 21 December 2090 at 01:29 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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