Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 December 2022 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | December 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 23 December 2022 at 10:17.

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 ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2023 after 10 days on 6 January 2023 at 23:08.

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 284 / 1237

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 284 of Meeus index or 1237 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2022. It is 23 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠344.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠344.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠360°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2022 at 08:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 January 2023 at 09:19 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 386 km

The Moon is 366 386 km (227 662 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 459 km (252 562 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 20 December 2022 at 01:36 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 January 2023 at 15:25 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 23 December 2022 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.418°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.406° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 January 2023 at 03:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 6 January 2023 at 23:08 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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