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Moon phase on 23 December 2045 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | December 2045

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 24 December 2045 at 00:49 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1907"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1951".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2045.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 568 / 1521

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 568 of Meeus index or 1521 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 568 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 569 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠92.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 14 December 2045 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2045 at 14:47 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 375 864 km

Moon is 375 864 km (233 551 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 579 km (226 539 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 13 December 2045 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2045 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 08:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.241°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2045. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.261° in its southern standstill point on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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