Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 December 2055 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | December 2055

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 25 December 2055 at 22:29.

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 ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2056 after 6 days on 2 January 2056 at 22:05.

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 692 / 1645

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:00, this is 11 days after last perigee on 15 December 2055 at 10:52 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 January 2056 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 566 km

This apogee Moon is 404 566 km (251 386 mi) away from Earth. It is 842 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 143 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 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 7 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

19 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2055 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.183°. Next 6 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 6 days

After 6 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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