Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 December 2089 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2089 | December 2089

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 ♋ 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 17 December 2089 at 15:37.

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 ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2090 after 28 days on 16 January 2090 at 03:02.

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 1112 / 2065

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 1112 of Meeus index or 2065 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 1112 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 1113 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.1°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2089 at 04:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 December 2089 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 368 979 km

Moon is 368 979 km (229 273 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 543 km (225 895 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 11 December 2089 at 15:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2089 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

21 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 17 December 2089 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.446°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.450° in the next southern standstill on 30 December 2089 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 31 December 2089 at 19:57 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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