Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 14 December 2045 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 8 December 2045 at 11:41.
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 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2045 after 9 days on 24 December 2045 at 00:49.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 568 of Meeus index or 1521 from Brown series.
Length of current 568 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 569 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:16, this is 15 days after last perigee on 29 November 2045 at 18:10 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2045 at 14:47 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 595 km (251 404 mi) away from Earth. It is 813 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 114 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 13 December 2045 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2045 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 8 December 2045 at 23:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.229°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.241° in the next northern standstill on 23 December 2045 at 08:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 24 December 2045 at 00:49 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.