Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 December 2086 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | December 2086

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% 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 13 December 2086 at 14:20.

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 ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2086 after 2 days on 20 December 2086 at 08:19.

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 1075 / 2028

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 1075 of Meeus index or 2028 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 1075 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 1076 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠238°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠238°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠275.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:07, this is 16 days after last apogee on 1 December 2086 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2086 at 03:31 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 768 km

This perigee Moon is 365 768 km (227 278 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 260 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 588 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 5 December 2086 at 09:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2086 at 14:55 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 6 December 2086 at 12:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.623°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.627° in the next northern standstill on 19 December 2086 at 14:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 20 December 2086 at 08:19 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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