Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 December 2036 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | December 2036

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 17 December 2036 at 15:34.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 12 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.

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 457 / 1410

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 457 of Meeus index or 1410 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 20 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 5 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠113°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠146.7°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 7 December 2036 at 01:52 in ♌ Leo. 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 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 047 km

The Moon is 403 047 km (250 442 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 081 km (251 706 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 7 December 2036 at 14:24 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 December 2036 at 02:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 18 December 2036 at 19:32 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.597°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.593° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35 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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