Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 December 2062 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2062 | December 2062

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 November 2062 at 23:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2062 after 10 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17.

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 778 / 1731

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 778 of Meeus index or 1731 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠154.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 19:32. It is 16 days after previous perigee on 19 November 2062 at 18:46 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 20 days, until point of next perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 405 km

This apogee Moon is 405 405 km (251 907 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 304 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 24 November 2062 at 21:08 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2062 at 04:14 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 2 December 2062 at 12:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.324°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.313° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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