Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 December 2034 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | December 2034

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

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% 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 18 December 2034 at 17:45.

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 ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2034 after 2 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54.

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 432 / 1385

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 432 of Meeus index or 1385 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 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 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠192.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠220.5°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2034 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2034 at 10:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 972 km

The Moon is 363 972 km (226 162 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 118 km (222 524 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 18 December 2034 at 02:21 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 December 2034 at 13:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 12 December 2034 at 00:24 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.553°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.552° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 December 2034 at 08:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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