Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 December 2096 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | December 2096

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 29 November 2096 at 21:34.

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 ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1908"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1947".

Beaver Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2096 after 24 days on 29 December 2096 at 08:23.

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 1198 / 2151

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1198 of Meeus index or 2151 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 1198 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2096. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 1199 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.2°. 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 29 November 2096 at 19:43 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2096 at 05:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 375 737 km

Moon is 375 737 km (233 472 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 437 km (252 548 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 28 November 2096 at 18:48 in ♉ Taurus, 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 12 December 2096 at 02:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 1 December 2096 at 20:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.962°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.929° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2096 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 14 December 2096 at 20:05 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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