Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 December 2062 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2062 | December 2062

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 9 December 2062 at 03:28.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1911"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2062 after 1 day on 16 December 2062 at 08:17.

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 778 / 1731

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 778 of Meeus index or 1731 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 778 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 779 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.3°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2062 at 19:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 375 032 km

Moon is 375 032 km (233 034 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 616 km (221 591 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 9 December 2062 at 04:14 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 December 2062 at 21:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 2 December 2062 at 12:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.324°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.313° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 16 December 2062 at 08:17 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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