Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 December 2097 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | December 2097

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 December 2097 at 19:26.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2097 after 13 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 1211 / 2164

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 1211 of Meeus index or 2164 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 1211 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2097. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 1212 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠145.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠145.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.3°. 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

14 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 day, 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 404 674 km

Moon is 404 674 km (251 453 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 180 km (252 389 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days 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 9 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

17 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 in southern standstill

At 17:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.873°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.860° in its northern standstill point on 19 December 2097 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04 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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