Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 December 2096 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | December 2096

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 14 December 2096 at 20:05.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2096 after 11 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23.

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 1199 / 2152

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1199 of Meeus index or 2152 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 1199 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 1200 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠194.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠222.5°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 13 December 2096 at 05:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2096 at 08:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 398 280 km

Moon is 398 280 km (247 480 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 466 km (222 740 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days 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 8 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

18 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 16 December 2096 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.929°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.927° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2096 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23 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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