Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 3 December 2034 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | December 2034

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 December 2034 at 16:46 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2034 after 21 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 431 / 1384

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 431 of Meeus index or 1384 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2034. It is 9 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠168.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.5°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2034 at 22:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 December 2034 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 375 km

The Moon is 389 375 km (241 946 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 607 km (252 654 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 11:15 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 18 December 2034 at 02:21 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 11:15 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 27 November 2034 at 19:42 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.488°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.553° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 December 2034 at 00:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 10 December 2034 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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