Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 December 2047 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | December 2047

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 December 2047 at 01:51.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 2 days on 1 January 2048 at 06:57.

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 593 / 1546

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 593 of Meeus index or 1546 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 593 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 594 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.7°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 28 December 2047 at 02:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2048 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 063 km

Moon is 405 063 km (251 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 708 km (225 998 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 17 December 2047 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2047 at 23:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2047 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.562°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.565° in the next northern standstill on 30 December 2047 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 1 January 2048 at 06:57 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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