Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 December 2019 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | December 2019

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 26 December 2019 at 05:13.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2020 after 11 days on 10 January 2020 at 19:21.

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 247 / 1200

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 247 of Meeus index or 1200 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠82.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠82.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠120.5°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 18 December 2019 at 20:30 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 January 2020 at 01:30 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 402 567 km

The Moon is 402 567 km (250 144 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 580 km (251 394 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 26 December 2019 at 13:01 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2020 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2019 at 20:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.227°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.223° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 January 2020 at 06:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 10 January 2020 at 19:21 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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