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Moon phase on 12 December 2019 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | December 2019

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 15 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 12 December 2019 at 05:12 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 ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1868"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1949".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2019.

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 246 / 1199

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 246 of Meeus index or 1199 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 246 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 247 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠50.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠82.6°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2019 at 04:09 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 December 2019 at 20:30 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 383 753 km

Moon is 383 753 km (238 453 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 260 km (230 069 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 29 November 2019 at 04:13 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 December 2019 at 14:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2019 at 10:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.200°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.226° in the next northern standstill on 13 December 2019 at 20:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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