Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 December 2079 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | December 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 28 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.

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 988 / 1941

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:48, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 357 291 km

This perigee Moon is 357 291 km (222 010 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 217 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 065 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days 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 7 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

4 days 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 in northern standstill

At 17:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.228°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.189° in its southern standstill point on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 23 December 2079 at 06:31 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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