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Moon phase for 22 December 2013 Sunday

Moon phase for 22 December 2013 Sunday

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

UTC

22 December 2013 Sunday
Time: 12:00
JD 2456649

Universal Coordinated Time
Casablanca, Monrovia

Lunar phase on 22 December 2013 Sunday is Waning Gibbous.
The current moon phase is from 2013-12-17 09:29 to 2013-12-25 13:50.
The moon is in zodiac sign Leo The moon is in zodiac sign Leo.

The moon is Waning Gibbous on 22 December 2013 Sunday

Moon phases from
the current moon cycle:

New Moon New Moon
on 2013-12-03 00:22
before 19.5 days

First Quarter First Quarter
on 2013-12-09 15:13
before 12.9 days

Full Moon Full Moon
on 2013-12-17 09:29
before 5.1 days

Last Quarter Last Quarter
on 2013-12-25 13:50
after 3.1 days

New Moon New Moon (next)
on 2014-01-01 11:15
after 10 days

The moon is growing smaller (old moon)
Fraction of the moon: 0.65443007039007
Illumination of the moon disk: 78 %

Moon angular diameter: 0.5 °
Sun angular diameter: 0.54 °

Moon distance:
401583.98 km

Sun distance:
147148409.38 km

Astronomical events for today: 22 December 2013

  • 00:00:00 UTC: Mercury at Aphelion

Moon phases for the days after 22 December 2013

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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.