Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 27 December 2076 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 December 2076 at 00:53.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 12 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 952 of Meeus index or 1905 from Brown series.
Length of current 952 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 953 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.5°. 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 apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2076 at 13:46 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 742 km (228 504 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 434 km (226 449 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 24 December 2076 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2077 at 14:25 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 26 December 2076 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.094°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.079° in the next northern standstill on 8 January 2077 at 11:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.