Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 December 2036 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 December 2036 at 14:08.
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 is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 27 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.
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.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 456 of Meeus index or 1409 from Brown series.
Length of current 456 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 457 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠113°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 25 November 2036 at 04:24 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 7 December 2036 at 01:52 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 369 458 km (229 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 178 km (228 154 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 23 November 2036 at 22:06 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 7 December 2036 at 14:24 in ♌ Leo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.561°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2036. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.597° in its southern standstill point on 18 December 2036 at 19:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 17 December 2036 at 15:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.