Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 December 2043 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 December 2043 at 14:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2043 after 13 days on 16 December 2043 at 08:02.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 543 of Meeus index or 1496 from Brown series.
Length of current 543 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2043. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 544 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 December 2043 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2043 at 22:01 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 188 km (251 772 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 769 km (221 686 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 25 November 2043 at 15:09 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2043 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 19 November 2043 at 05:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.494°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.421° in the next southern standstill on 3 December 2043 at 07:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 16 December 2043 at 08:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.