Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 December 2077 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2077 | December 2077

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 22 December 2077 at 13:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 4 days on 29 December 2077 at 10:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 964 / 1917

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 964 of Meeus index or 1917 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 964 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 965 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠258.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.9°. 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

15 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2077 at 10:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 December 2077 at 02:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 755 km

Moon is 363 755 km (226 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 754 km (229 133 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 13 December 2077 at 09:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2077 at 14:03 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.467°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.449° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2077 at 11:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 29 December 2077 at 10:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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