Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 December 2034 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 10 December 2034 at 20:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2034 after 12 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54.
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.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 432 of Meeus index or 1385 from Brown series.
Length of current 432 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 433 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠220.5°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2034 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2034 at 10:34 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 401 774 km (249 651 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 118 km (222 524 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 3 December 2034 at 11:15 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2034 at 02:21 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 00:24 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.553°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2034. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.552° in its northern standstill point on 25 December 2034 at 08:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.