Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 December 2081 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | December 2081

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

Waxing Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and growing larger. The 9 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 8 December 2081 at 06:38.

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 ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2081 after 5 days on 16 December 2081 at 04:31.

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 1013 / 1966

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 1013 of Meeus index or 1966 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 1013 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 1014 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠52.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠52.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.8°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 9 December 2081 at 00:48 in ♈ Aries. 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 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 583 km

Moon is 404 583 km (251 396 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 264 km (230 071 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 7 December 2081 at 17:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 December 2081 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

2 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 1 December 2081 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.151°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.126° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2081 at 08:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 16 December 2081 at 04:31 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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