Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 December 2063 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2063 | December 2063

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 27 December 2063 at 20:57.

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 passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2064 after 3 days on 4 January 2064 at 09:31.

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 791 / 1744

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 791 of Meeus index or 1744 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 791 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 792 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠88.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠125.9°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 26 December 2063 at 09:48 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2064 at 03:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 392 759 km

Moon is 392 759 km (244 049 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 135 km (226 884 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 24 December 2063 at 11:46 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2064 at 06:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, 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 19 December 2063 at 14:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.752°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.781° in the next northern standstill on 3 January 2064 at 00:55 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 4 January 2064 at 09:31 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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