Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 December 2087 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | December 2087

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 December 2087 at 06:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2087 after 4 days on 9 December 2087 at 22:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 1087 / 2040

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1087 of Meeus index or 2040 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2087. It is 1 hour and 23 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 6 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠183°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠208.8°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 24 November 2087 at 21:57 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 December 2087 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 681 km

The Moon is 369 681 km (229 709 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 237 km (221 977 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 23 November 2087 at 19:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 December 2087 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 26 November 2087 at 15:53 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.064°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.072° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 December 2087 at 01:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 9 December 2087 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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