Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 December 2084 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2084 | December 2084

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 4 December 2084 at 13:57.

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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1836"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2084 after 2 days on 12 December 2084 at 03:19.

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 1050 / 2003

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 1050 of Meeus index or 2003 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 1050 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 1051 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠326.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠326.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 29 November 2084 at 22:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 December 2084 at 20:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 390 398 km

Moon is 390 398 km (242 582 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 775 km (252 137 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 30 November 2084 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2084 at 19:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 28 November 2084 at 18:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.903°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.896° in the next northern standstill on 12 December 2084 at 00:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 12 December 2084 at 03:19 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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