Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 December 2086 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2086 after 1 day 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 13 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 17 December 2086 at 09:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2086 at 03:31 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 993 km

Moon is 367 993 km (228 660 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 509 km (251 350 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 14:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 1 January 2087 at 17:04 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 6 December 2086 at 12:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.623°. Next day 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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