Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 December 2034 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | December 2034

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 December 2034 at 16:46.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2034 after 20 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54.

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 431 / 1384

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 431 of Meeus index or 1384 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2034. It is 9 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 6 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠168.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.5°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2034 at 22:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 December 2034 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 826 km

The Moon is 393 826 km (244 712 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 607 km (252 654 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 3 December 2034 at 11:15 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2034 at 02:21 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 27 November 2034 at 19:42 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.488°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.553° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 December 2034 at 00:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 10 December 2034 at 20:14 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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