Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 December 2097 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2097 | December 2097

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

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 December 2097 at 00:19.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1903"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2097 after 3 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04.

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 1211 / 2164

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1211 of Meeus index or 2164 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2097. It is 16 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠145.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠145.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠172.3°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 7 December 2097 at 05:05 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 December 2097 at 17:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 376 736 km

The Moon is 376 736 km (234 093 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 517 km (222 151 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:28 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 27 December 2097 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 04:28 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 5 December 2097 at 17:37 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.873°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.860° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 December 2097 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 19 December 2097 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer 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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