Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 December 2077 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | December 2077

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

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 29 November 2077 at 21:43.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1869"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1947".

Beaver Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 26 days on 29 December 2077 at 10:45.

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 963 / 1916

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 963 of Meeus index or 1916 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 963 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 964 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠222.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.6°. 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2077 at 16:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 December 2077 at 10:56 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 383 448 km

Moon is 383 448 km (238 264 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 827 km (251 548 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2077 at 05:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2077 at 09:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 01:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.488°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2077. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.467° in its southern standstill point on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 15 December 2077 at 10:06 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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