Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 December 2069 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | December 2069

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

Waning Crescent 23% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 5 December 2069 at 12:03.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2069 after 19 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50.

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 864 / 1817

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 864 of Meeus index or 1817 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2069. It is 1 hour and 15 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 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠185.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠185.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠211.5°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2069 at 21:53 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 402 748 km

The Moon is 402 748 km (250 256 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 042 km (252 303 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 26 November 2069 at 10:32 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2069 at 16:16 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 29 November 2069 at 13:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.315°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.339° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 December 2069 at 16:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 13 December 2069 at 17:38 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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