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Moon phase on 10 December 2030 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | December 2030

Full Moon phase
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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 9 December 2030 at 22:40 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 ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2030.

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 382 / 1335

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 382 of Meeus index or 1335 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 382 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 383 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:03, this is 14 days after last perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2030 at 10:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 371 km

This apogee Moon is 406 371 km (252 507 mi) away from Earth. It is 963 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 338 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 9 December 2030 at 01:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2030 at 00:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 9 December 2030 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.909°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.904° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2030 at 18:07 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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