Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 December 2094 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2094 | December 2094

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

Waxing Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% 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 14 December 2094 at 18:17.

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 ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1924"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2094 after 3 days on 21 December 2094 at 19:56.

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 1174 / 2127

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 1174 of Meeus index or 2127 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 1174 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 1175 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠287.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠287.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.1°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 13 December 2094 at 11:23 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2094 at 08:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 372 617 km

Moon is 372 617 km (231 533 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 647 km (251 436 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 December 2094 at 17:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 December 2094 at 16:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 9 December 2094 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.130°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.122° in the next northern standstill on 22 December 2094 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 21 December 2094 at 19:56 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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