Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 December 2099 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2099 | December 2099

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 11 December 2099 at 23:09.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2099 after 10 days on 27 December 2099 at 12:58.

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 1236 / 2189

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1236 of Meeus index or 2189 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 1236 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 1237 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠49.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠49.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠81.3°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 8 December 2099 at 17:50 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 December 2099 at 13:16 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 400 558 km

Moon is 400 558 km (248 895 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 339 km (251 245 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 5 December 2099 at 21:04 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 December 2099 at 01:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 12 December 2099 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.351°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.345° in the next northern standstill on 26 December 2099 at 23:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 27 December 2099 at 12:58 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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