Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 December 2014 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | December 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2015 after 28 days on 5 January 2015 at 04:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 184 / 1137

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 184 of Meeus index or 1137 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 184 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 185 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠289.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠289.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 392 799 km

Moon is 392 799 km (244 074 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 584 km (251 397 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 2 December 2014 at 08:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 December 2014 at 13:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 09:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.660°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.665° in its southern standstill point on 21 December 2014 at 18:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 22 December 2014 at 01:36 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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