Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 December 2067 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2067 | December 2067

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

Waxing Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 13 December 2067 at 08:38.

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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2067 after 3 days on 20 December 2067 at 15:41.

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 840 / 1793

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 840 of Meeus index or 1793 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠307.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠331.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 18:55. It is 7 days after previous apogee on 10 December 2067 at 00:36 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 8 days, until point of next apogee on 25 December 2067 at 23:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 357 950 km

This perigee Moon is 357 950 km (222 420 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 558 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 406 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 6 December 2067 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 December 2067 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 6 December 2067 at 20:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.279°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.286° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 December 2067 at 19:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 20 December 2067 at 15:41 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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