Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 1 December 2076 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 26 November 2076 at 11:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2076 after 8 days on 10 December 2076 at 11:35.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 951 of Meeus index or 1904 from Brown series.
Length of current 951 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than next lunation 952 length.
Length of current synodic month is 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠290.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:17, this is 12 days after last apogee on 18 November 2076 at 23:07 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 369 627 km (229 676 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 119 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 729 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 27 November 2076 at 08:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2076 at 07:37 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2076 at 01:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.107°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.101° in the next northern standstill on 12 December 2076 at 04:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 10 December 2076 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.