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Moon phase on 29 December 2020 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | December 2020

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 ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 30 December 2020 at 03:28 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1809"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1951".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2020.

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 259 / 1212

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 259 of Meeus index or 1212 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 259 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 260 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.8°. 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 24 December 2020 at 16:32 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 9 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 396 291 km

Moon is 396 291 km (246 244 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 390 km (228 286 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 28 December 2020 at 15:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 January 2021 at 20:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 15 December 2020 at 22:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.879°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.868° in the next northern standstill on 30 December 2020 at 07:53 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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