Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 December 2041 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2041 | December 2041

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 15 December 2041 at 13:32.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 15 days on 6 January 2042 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 518 / 1471

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 518 of Meeus index or 1471 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 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 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠265.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠265.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠300.9°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 December 2041 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 388 285 km

The Moon is 388 285 km (241 269 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 408 km (228 918 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 18 December 2041 at 23:35 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 9 December 2041 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.747°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.725° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 December 2041 at 14:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 23 December 2041 at 08:06 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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