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Moon phase on 2 December 2034 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | December 2034

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 December 2034 at 16:46 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2034 after 22 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 431 / 1384

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 431 of Meeus index or 1384 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 431 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2034. It is 9 minutes longer than next lunation 432 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2034 at 22:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 December 2034 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 384 592 km

Moon is 384 592 km (238 974 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 607 km (252 654 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 21 November 2034 at 00:41 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 December 2034 at 11:15 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 27 November 2034 at 19:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.488°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.553° in the next southern standstill on 12 December 2034 at 00:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 10 December 2034 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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