Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 December 2036 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 81% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 25 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 19 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:52, this is 11 days after last apogee on 25 November 2036 at 04:24 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 367 178 km

This perigee Moon is 367 178 km (228 154 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 670 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 178 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 14:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 December 2036 at 02:03 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 14:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 December 2036 at 14:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.561°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.597° in the next southern standstill on 18 December 2036 at 19:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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