Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 December 2069 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 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 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 26 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 18 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 15:07. It is 21 days after previous apogee on 10 December 2069 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 6 days, until point of next apogee on 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 370 337 km

This perigee Moon is 370 337 km (230 117 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2069. It is 7 829 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 19 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

21 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

4 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 9 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 11 days

In 11 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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