Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 December 2069 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2069 | December 2069

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 December 2069 at 00:50.

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 ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 27 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.

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 865 / 1818

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 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠211.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠244.8°.

Moon before apogee

19 days after point of apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 379 686 km

The Moon is 379 686 km (235 926 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 337 km (230 117 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2070 at 18:42 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.319°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.284° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 12 January 2070 at 11:22 in ♑ Capricorn 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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