Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 December 2076 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2076 | December 2076

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 18 December 2076 at 12:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1861"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 16 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2076 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 385 141 km

Moon is 385 141 km (239 316 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 434 km (226 449 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 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 day, 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

13 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 12 December 2076 at 04:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.101°. Next 2 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 2 days

After 2 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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