Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 December 2083 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2083 | December 2083

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 9 December 2083 at 06:25.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2083 after 11 days on 24 December 2083 at 03:52.

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 1038 / 1991

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 1038 of Meeus index or 1991 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 44 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠359.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠359.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2083 at 07:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 December 2083 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 128 km

The Moon is 369 128 km (229 366 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 372 km (252 508 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:09 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 26 December 2083 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 02:09 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 9 December 2083 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.302°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.297° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 December 2083 at 04:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 24 December 2083 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer 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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