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At 02:46:08 UT Saturday 22 December 2018
the waxing moon’s phase was
is 2.78555555555556 in decimal hours.
The Julian date was 2458475.49411588.
The sun’s ecliptic longitude was 270.220757501872 degrees.
Its mean anomaly was 347.8552526173 degrees.
The moon’s mean longitude was 318.351648 degrees.
These calculations incorporate the switch to the English New Style (N.S.)i.e., Gregorian calendar after Wednesday, 02 September 1752; the next day became Thursday, 14 September, skipping eleven days. (Please also note that, while fairly accurate, these calculations remain a bit buggy.)