Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 December 2020 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | December 2020

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 30 November 2020 at 09:30.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1946".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2020 after 28 days on 30 December 2020 at 03:28.

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 258 / 1211

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 258 of Meeus index or 1211 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 258 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 259 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 27 November 2020 at 00:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 December 2020 at 20:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 398 079 km

Moon is 398 079 km (247 355 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 777 km (224 798 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 07:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 14 December 2020 at 11:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 07:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 18 November 2020 at 11:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.856°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.882° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2020 at 01:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 14 December 2020 at 16:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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