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Moon phase on 25 December 2055 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | December 2055

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

First Quarter 46% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 December 2055 at 22:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 8 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.

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 692 / 1645

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 692 of Meeus index or 1645 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 692 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 693 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠45.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠45.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠75.8°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 15 December 2055 at 10:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 December 2055 at 05:00 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 767 km

Moon is 403 767 km (250 889 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 566 km (251 386 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 20 December 2055 at 21:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 January 2056 at 07:42 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2055 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.183°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.189° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2056 at 21:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05 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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