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Moon phase on 14 December 2071 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | December 2071

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 December 2071 at 22:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2072 after 22 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

5 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 10 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 369 748 km

Moon is 369 748 km (229 751 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 839 km (252 177 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 28 December 2071 at 08:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 01:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 8 December 2071 at 10:00 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.456°. Next 7 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 6 days

After 6 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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