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Moon phase on 5 December 2069 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | December 2069

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

Last Quarter 50% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% 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 2069 at 12:03 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 ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1827"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2069 after 22 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50.

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 864 / 1817

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 864 of Meeus index or 1817 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2069. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠185.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠185.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠211.5°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2069 at 21:53 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 392 416 km

The Moon is 392 416 km (243 836 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 042 km (252 303 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 26 November 2069 at 10:32 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2069 at 16:16 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 29 November 2069 at 13:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.315°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.339° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 December 2069 at 16:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 13 December 2069 at 17:38 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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