Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 28 December 2034 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 25 December 2034 at 08:54.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2035 after 26 days on 23 January 2035 at 20:16.
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.
The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2034 at 10:34 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2035 at 18:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 376 676 km (234 056 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 976 km (252 262 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 18 December 2034 at 02:21 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 December 2034 at 13:10 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 25 December 2034 at 08:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.552°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.547° in the next southern standstill on 8 January 2035 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 9 January 2035 at 15:03 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.