Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 December 2076 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 December 2076 at 11:35.
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 ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 27 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 1 December 2076 at 16:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 397 447 km (246 962 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 712 km (251 476 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 10 December 2076 at 07:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 December 2076 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.101°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2076. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.094° in its southern standstill point on 26 December 2076 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 26 December 2076 at 00:53 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.