Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 December 2054 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2054 | December 2054

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 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 14 December 2054 at 22:41.

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 ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2055 after 27 days on 13 January 2055 at 11:21.

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 679 / 1632

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 679 of Meeus index or 1632 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 679 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 680 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠72.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠72.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠109.3°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2054 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 December 2054 at 16:08 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 497 km

Moon is 371 497 km (230 838 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 712 km (228 486 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 5 December 2054 at 06:07 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 18 December 2054 at 23:30 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 01:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.747°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2054. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.763° in its southern standstill point on 29 December 2054 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 28 December 2054 at 23:52 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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