Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 December 2024 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | December 2024

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 22 December 2024 at 22:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2025 after 19 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.

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 308 / 1261

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 308 of Meeus index or 1261 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠235.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠235.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠272.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 24 December 2024 at 07:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 950 km

The Moon is 404 950 km (251 624 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 173 km (230 015 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 22 December 2024 at 23:21 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2025 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 15 December 2024 at 20:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.428°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.428° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 December 2024 at 05:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 30 December 2024 at 22:27 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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