Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 December 2079 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 79% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 25 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.

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 988 / 1941

The Moon is 19 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2079 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 367 270 km

Moon is 367 270 km (228 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 703 km (252 714 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 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 4 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

7 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2079 at 17:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.228°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.189° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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