Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 December 2096 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | December 2096

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 6 December 2096 at 16:07.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2096 after 15 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 1198 / 2151

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1198 of Meeus index or 2151 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 1198 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2096. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 1199 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:28, this is 13 days after last perigee on 29 November 2096 at 19:43 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2096 at 08:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 437 km

This apogee Moon is 406 437 km (252 548 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 029 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 272 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 12 December 2096 at 02:27 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2096 at 04:11 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 1 December 2096 at 20:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.962°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.929° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2096 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 14 December 2096 at 20:05 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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