Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 December 2064 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2064 | December 2064

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 December 2064 at 15:45.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2064 after 5 days on 23 December 2064 at 18:14.

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 803 / 1756

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 803 of Meeus index or 1756 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute 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 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠33°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠57.9°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 01:06. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 6 December 2064 at 06:12 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 2 January 2065 at 20:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 936 km

This apogee Moon is 404 936 km (251 616 mi) away from Earth. It is 472 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 773 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 11 December 2064 at 21:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2064 at 08:47 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 8 December 2064 at 15:21 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.787°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.786° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 December 2064 at 22:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 23 December 2064 at 18:14 in ♊ Gemini 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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