Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 December 2055 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | December 2055

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

Waning Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 4 December 2055 at 05:40.

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 ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1901"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 25 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.

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 691 / 1644

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 691 of Meeus index or 1644 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 691 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 692 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠24.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠24.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠45.5°. 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 29 November 2055 at 09:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2055 at 10:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 377 107 km

Moon is 377 107 km (234 323 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 611 km (227 180 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 02:26 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 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 02:26 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 6 December 2055 at 12:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.161°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.183° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2055 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 18 December 2055 at 08:15 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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