Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 December 2071 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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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 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2072 after 24 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.

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 889 / 1842

The Moon is 20 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2071 at 10:47 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 December 2071 at 10:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 456 km

Moon is 364 456 km (226 462 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 839 km (252 177 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 day, 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

25 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 8 December 2071 at 10:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.456°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.491° in the next southern standstill on 21 December 2071 at 16:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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