Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 December 2042 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | December 2042

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 4 December 2042 at 09:19.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2042 after 17 days on 26 December 2042 at 17:43.

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 530 / 1483

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 530 of Meeus index or 1483 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 37 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 5 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠201.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠201.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 8 December 2042 at 00:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2042 at 02:12 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 890 km

The Moon is 404 890 km (251 587 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 795 km (226 673 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 7 December 2042 at 05:37 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 December 2042 at 04:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 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

10 days since the previous standstill on 29 November 2042 at 03:21 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.344°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.294° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 December 2042 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 12 December 2042 at 14:29 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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