Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 December 2036 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | December 2036

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 3 December 2036 at 14:08.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 27 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.

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 456 / 1409

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 456 of Meeus index or 1409 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 456 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 457 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠76°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠113°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 25 November 2036 at 04:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 December 2036 at 01:52 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 369 458 km

Moon is 369 458 km (229 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 178 km (228 154 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 23 November 2036 at 22:06 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2036 at 14:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 14:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.561°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2036. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.597° in its southern standstill point on 18 December 2036 at 19:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 17 December 2036 at 15:34 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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