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Moon phase on 16 December 2043 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | December 2043

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 16 December 2043 at 08:02 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2043.

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 543 / 1496

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 543 of Meeus index or 1496 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 543 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2043. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 544 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 15 December 2043 at 22:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 924 km

Moon is 363 924 km (226 132 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 403 km (252 527 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 10 December 2043 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 16:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.409°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.400° in its southern standstill point on 30 December 2043 at 12:51 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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