Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 December 2097 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | December 2097

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 ♏ Scorpio.

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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 26 November 2097 at 04:07.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2097 after 16 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04.

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 1210 / 2163

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 1210 of Meeus index or 2163 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 1210 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 1211 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠145.6°. 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 21 November 2097 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2097 at 05:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 397 112 km

Moon is 397 112 km (246 754 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 180 km (252 389 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 30 November 2097 at 14:46 in ♎ Libra, 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 15 December 2097 at 04:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2097 at 02:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.924°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.873° in the next southern standstill on 5 December 2097 at 17:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 3 December 2097 at 19:26 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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