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Moon phase on 5 December 2088 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | December 2088

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 47% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 December 2088 at 04:58 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1912"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 22 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.

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 1099 / 2052

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 1099 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 1100 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.8°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 374 829 km

Moon is 374 829 km (232 908 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 541 km (252 613 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 25 November 2088 at 20:19 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 December 2088 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2088 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.926°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.960° in the next southern standstill on 13 December 2088 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 13 December 2088 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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