Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 December 2069 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | December 2069

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 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 28 December 2069 at 00:50.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 26 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.

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 865 / 1818

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 865 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 866 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠211.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:07, this is 21 days after last apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 370 337 km

This perigee Moon is 370 337 km (230 117 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2069. It is 7 829 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 19 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2070 at 18:42 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.319°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.284° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 12 January 2070 at 11:22 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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