Moon phase on Sunday December 24 2023: Today, the Moon is in the Waxing Gibbous on 24 December 2023 Sunday. Visible in most of the night sky, setting a few hours before sunrise. This phase is when the Moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet full. The phase lasts about 7 days and the moon gets brighter day by day until the full moon.
This September full moon is the fourth and final supermoon of 2023. During waxing Gibbous, the Moon rises in the mid-afternoon east and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 1 th century and has its roots in the Latin word gibbosus or a hunchback. Visit the December 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phases for this month.
Moon phase on Sunday December 24 2023
Waxing phase – Waxing Gibbous on December 24th is 93% illuminated. Waxing Gibbous on 24 December 2023 Sunday
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 24, the Moon is 12.29 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.
Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on 24 December 2023, Sunday. Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Moon phase on Sunday December 24, 2023
The current phase of the moon on December 24, 2023 is the waxing glow phase. Today the moon is 11.72 days old and 9 .13% is illuminated at a declination of -103.276°. The estimated distance from the Earth to the Moon is 383,830.16 km and the Moon Sign is Gemini.
The phase of the moon on December 24, 2023 is the phase of increasing skill. This is the phase where the Moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet 100% illuminated (which would be a full moon). In the northern hemisphere, the right side is illuminated, and in the southern hemisphere, it is the left side that is illuminated.
The Waxing Gibbous phase, like all phases of the Moon, lasts a little over 7 days. The actual length varies due to the elliptical orbit of the Moon. During this waxing gibbous phase, the Moon rises in the east in the mid to late afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset.
Assuming a clear night, the waxing moon will be visible for most of the night before sunset just before sunrise.
Fun fact: The word Gibbous was first used in the 1 th century and comes from the Latin word gibbosus, which means hunchback.