Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 December 2069 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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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 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio 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 ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2069 after 17 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 26 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 12:50. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 27 November 2069 at 21:53 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 21 days, until point of next perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 042 km

This apogee Moon is 406 042 km (252 303 mi) away from Earth. It is 634 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 667 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 9 December 2069 at 16:16 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 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 3 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 3 days

In 3 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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