Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 December 2028 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | December 2028

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 9 December 2028 at 05:39.

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 ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio 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 ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 19 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.

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 357 / 1310

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 357 of Meeus index or 1310 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 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 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠63.8°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 11 December 2028 at 12:44 in ♎ Libra. 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 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 366 466 km

The Moon is 366 466 km (227 711 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 409 km (251 288 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer. 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 17 December 2028 at 12:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, 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 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.180°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.184° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 December 2028 at 16:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 16 December 2028 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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