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Moon phase on 10 December 2011 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | December 2011

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 10 December 2011 at 14:36 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1949".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2011.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 147 / 1100

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 147 of Meeus index or 1100 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 147 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 148 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠42.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 December 2011 at 02:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 397 991 km

Moon is 397 991 km (247 300 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 801 km (226 677 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 07:04 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 23 December 2011 at 11:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 13:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.554°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2011. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.554° in its southern standstill point on 23 December 2011 at 17:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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