Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 December 2077 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 December 2077 at 07:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2077 after 19 days on 29 December 2077 at 10:45.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 963 of Meeus index or 1916 from Brown series.
Length of current 963 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than next lunation 964 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠222.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.6°. 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 apogee on this date at 10:56, this is 11 days after last perigee on 27 November 2077 at 16:38 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 December 2077 at 02:40 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 827 km (251 548 mi) away from Earth. It is 581 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 882 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2077 at 05:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2077 at 09:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2077 at 01:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.488°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.467° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2077 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 15 December 2077 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.