Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 27 December 2041 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 23 December 2041 at 08:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2042 after 9 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54.
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.
The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.
Length of current 519 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 520 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠326°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:54, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 368 408 km (228 918 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 900 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 948 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 18 December 2041 at 23:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2041 at 14:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.725°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.722° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2042 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.