Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 December 2095 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2095 | December 2095

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% 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 4 December 2095 at 14:21.

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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2095 after 2 days on 11 December 2095 at 06:21.

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 1186 / 2139

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 1186 of Meeus index or 2139 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 4 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠219.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠219.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255°.

Moon before apogee

15 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2095 at 06:05 in ♎ Libra. 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 9 December 2095 at 04:46 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 745 km

The Moon is 363 745 km (226 021 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 638 km (225 333 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 27 November 2095 at 10:29 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2095 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 29 November 2095 at 21:18 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.668°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.653° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 December 2095 at 17:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 11 December 2095 at 06:21 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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