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Moon phase for 17 December 2012 Monday

Moon phase for 17 December 2012 Monday

Moon phase, position of the lunar cycle, dates of full moon and new moon.

UTC

17 December 2012 Monday
Time: 12:00
JD 2456279

Universal Coordinated Time
Casablanca, Monrovia

Lunar phase on 17 December 2012 Monday is Waxing Crescent.
The current moon phase is from 2012-12-13 08:42 to 2012-12-20 05:19.
The moon is in zodiac sign Aquarius The moon is in zodiac sign Aquarius.

The moon is Waxing Crescent on 17 December 2012 Monday

Moon phases from
the current moon cycle:

New Moon New Moon
on 2012-12-13 08:42
before 4.1 days

First Quarter First Quarter
on 2012-12-20 05:19
after 2.7 days

Full Moon Full Moon
on 2012-12-28 10:22
after 10.9 days

Last Quarter Last Quarter
on 2013-01-05 03:58
after 18.7 days

New Moon New Moon (next)
on 2013-01-11 19:45
after 25.3 days

The moon is growing bigger (young moon)
Fraction of the moon: 0.15739071602955
Illumination of the moon disk: 23 %

Moon angular diameter: 0.53 °
Sun angular diameter: 0.54 °

Moon distance:
376588.7 km

Sun distance:
147198599.85 km

Moon phases for the days after 17 December 2012

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For calculation of the lunar phase and the course of the moon through the zodiac is taken the moon fraction at 12 o'clock noon on the given date.

When crossing the zodiac from one zodiac sign to another, often for a short time Moon is Void of course moon. This phenomenon is not marked in the table above.

From New moon to Full moon the Moon is growing bigger (young moon), and after Full moon it is growing small (old moon).

The time the Moon makes a complete orbit around the Earth (sidereal period) is 27.321661 days. The time between two consecutive New moon phases is 29.53058867 days.