Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 December 2071 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | December 2071

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% 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 7 December 2071 at 06:57.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2072 after 28 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.

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 889 / 1842

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 889 of Meeus index or 1842 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 889 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 890 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠102.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠102.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠138.1°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 27 November 2071 at 16:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 367 245 km

Moon is 367 245 km (228 195 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 998 km (225 556 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 1 December 2071 at 07:18 in ♓ Pisces, 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 14 December 2071 at 01:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 10:00 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.456°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.491° in its southern standstill point on 21 December 2071 at 16:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 21 December 2071 at 11:47 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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