Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 December 2079 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | December 2079

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 1 December 2079 at 16:13.

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 passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2079 after 2 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.

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 988 / 1941

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 988 of Meeus index or 1941 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 988 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 2 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 989 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠148.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠174.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 370 167 km

Moon is 370 167 km (230 011 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 291 km (222 010 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 4 December 2079 at 19:50 in ♈ Aries, 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 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2079 at 04:46 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.260°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.228° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2079 at 17:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 8 December 2079 at 15:16 in ♊ Gemini, 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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