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Moon phase on 25 December 2036 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | December 2036

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

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 December 2036 at 19:44 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 7 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.

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 457 / 1410

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 457 of Meeus index or 1410 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠113°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠146.7°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 January 2037 at 21:29 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 401 848 km

The Moon is 401 848 km (249 697 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 542 km (224 652 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 21 December 2036 at 02:03 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 January 2037 at 20:54 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 18 December 2036 at 19:32 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.597°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.593° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35 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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