Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 December 2086 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | December 2086

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 20 December 2086 at 08:19.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1883"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2087 after 28 days on 18 January 2087 at 22:11.

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 1075 / 2028

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1075 of Meeus index or 2028 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 1075 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1076 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠238°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠238°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠275.9°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 17 December 2086 at 09:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2086 at 03:31 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 380 573 km

Moon is 380 573 km (236 477 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 509 km (251 350 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 18 December 2086 at 14:55 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 January 2087 at 17:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 19 December 2086 at 14:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.627°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.607° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2087 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 4 January 2087 at 22:11 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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