Moon Phase December 5 2023 Tuesday: the Moon will be in its last quarter phase. This phase occurs about 3 weeks after the new moon, when the moon is three-quarters of the way around the Earth.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the left side of the Moon is lit and the right side is dark. For those who live in the southern hemisphere, it is the other way around when the right side is lit.
Also called the third quarter phase, it rises on the eastern horizon around midnight and sets in the west around noon the next day. In the days after the third quarter phase, the illumination of the Moon determines each day until the new moon.
Visit the December 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phases for this month.
Moon Phase December 5 2023 Tuesday
The last quarter In the last quarter of December 5th, illumination is 8%. This is the percentage of the month lit by the Sun. Lighting is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% per day.
On December 5, the Moon is 22.37 days old. This indicates how many days have passed since the last new moon. The Moon takes 29.53 days to orbit the Earth and go through all 8 lunar phases. In the last quarter, 8% burned. The last quarter is the phase of the moon on December 5, 2023, Tuesday. Seen from Earth, the illuminated part of the Moon’s surface is 8% and decreasing. The 22 day Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this last quarter phase is December 5, 2023 at 05: 9 UTC.
Moon phase on Tuesday, December 5, 2023
The current moon phase on December 5, 2023 is the last quarter phase. Today the Moon is 21.59 days old and 52.17% is illuminated at a declination of -257.817°. The estimated distance from the Earth to the Moon is 0 ,292.79 km and the Moon Sign is Virgo.
The phase of the moon on December 5, 2023 is the last quarter phase, sometimes called the third quarter. At this point, the Moon has completed three quarters of its orbit around the Earth, and exactly half of the Moon is illuminated and half is dark. The last quarter phase occurs approximately 3 weeks after the new moon and is when the moon has completed three quarters of its orbit around the Earth (hence the name, last quarter).
The moon rises on the eastern horizon around midnight, crosses the meridian at sunrise, and sets in the west at noon. The last quarter of the moon’s phase cycle occurs in one day.
This is followed by an intermediate phase, the waning crescent, and becomes less illuminated each day until it reaches the new moon phase. Fun fact: if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the left side of the moon is illuminated during the last quarter. If you live in the southern hemisphere, the right side is lit.