Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 December 2051 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | December 2051

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

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 11 December 2051 at 00:07.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2051 after 4 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05.

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 642 / 1595

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 642 of Meeus index or 1595 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 642 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 643 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠214.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.4°. 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 29 November 2051 at 23:42 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2051 at 19:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 720 km

Moon is 363 720 km (226 005 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 745 km (224 778 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 08:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 26 December 2051 at 10:39 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 4 December 2051 at 11:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.781°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.789° in the next northern standstill on 17 December 2051 at 14:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 17 December 2051 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini, 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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