Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 December 2077 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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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 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 2 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 11 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 25 December 2077 at 02:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 January 2078 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 987 km

Moon is 367 987 km (228 657 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 319 km (251 232 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 14:03 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 9 January 2078 at 15:53 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 14:03 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.467°. Next 2 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 2 days

After 2 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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