Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 December 2066 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | December 2066

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

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 23 December 2066 at 16:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 5 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41.

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 828 / 1781

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 828 of Meeus index or 1781 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 828 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2066. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 829 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠346.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.4°. 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 09:01, this is 21 days after last apogee on 5 December 2066 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 6 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 January 2067 at 14:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 358 544 km

This perigee Moon is 358 544 km (222 789 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 964 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 812 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 17 December 2066 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 December 2066 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2066 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.934°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.938° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2066 at 18:32 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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