Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 December 2076 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | December 2076

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 10 December 2076 at 11:35.

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 passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 24 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37.

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 951 / 1904

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 951 of Meeus index or 1904 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 951 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than next lunation 952 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠290.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠290.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.3°. 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 before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 1 December 2076 at 16:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 859 km

Moon is 404 859 km (251 568 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 712 km (251 476 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 10 December 2076 at 07:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 December 2076 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 12 December 2076 at 04:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.101°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.094° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2076 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 26 December 2076 at 00:53 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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