Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 December 2087 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | December 2087

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 December 2087 at 22:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2088 after 27 days on 8 January 2088 at 09:37.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 9 December 2087 at 08:50 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 December 2087 at 02:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 367 660 km

The Moon is 367 660 km (228 453 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 133 km (252 359 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 7 December 2087 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 December 2087 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 10 December 2087 at 01:14 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.072°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.078° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 December 2087 at 22:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 25 December 2087 at 01:42 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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