Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 1 December 2051 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 25 November 2051 at 04:02.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2051 after 16 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 641 of Meeus index or 1594 from Brown series.
Length of current 641 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2051. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 642 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠187.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.3°. 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 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2051 at 19:57 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 404 895 km (251 590 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 745 km (224 778 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2051 at 08:08 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2051 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 20 November 2051 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.736°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.781° in the next southern standstill on 4 December 2051 at 11:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 3 December 2051 at 09:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.