Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 December 2097 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | December 2097

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 ♍ Virgo.

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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 19 December 2097 at 00:04.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2098 after 24 days on 17 January 2098 at 10:36.

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 1211 / 2164

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 1211 of Meeus index or 2164 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 1211 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2097. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 1212 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠145.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠145.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.3°. 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 19 December 2097 at 17:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2098 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 718 km

Moon is 368 718 km (229 111 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 688 km (252 704 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 15 December 2097 at 04:28 in ♉ Taurus, 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 27 December 2097 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

8 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 19 December 2097 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.860°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.839° in the next southern standstill on 1 January 2098 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 2 January 2098 at 14:32 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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