Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 December 2066 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 1 day 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 14 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 before apogee

4 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2066 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 January 2067 at 14:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 806 km

Moon is 403 806 km (250 913 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 354 km (252 497 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 17:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 13 January 2067 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 29 December 2066 at 18:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.938°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.918° in the next southern standstill on 13 January 2067 at 00:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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