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Moon phase on 8 December 2077 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | December 2077

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 December 2077 at 07:25.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

10 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 day, 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 404 784 km

Moon is 404 784 km (251 521 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 827 km (251 548 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 4 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

9 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 after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2077 at 01:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.488°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.467° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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