Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 December 2097 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 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 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 in ♑ Capricorn

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2097 after 11 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04.

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 1211 / 2164

The Moon is 3 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:05, this is 15 days after last perigee on 21 November 2097 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 December 2097 at 17:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 180 km

This apogee Moon is 406 180 km (252 389 mi) away from Earth. It is 772 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 529 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 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 7 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

19 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 5 December 2097 at 17:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.873°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.860° in the next northern standstill on 19 December 2097 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 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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