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Moon phase on 19 December 2059 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | December 2059

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 ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 19 December 2059 at 02:11 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 ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1871"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1950".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2059.

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 741 / 1694

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 741 of Meeus index or 1694 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 741 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 742 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠262.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠262.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠297.9°. 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 18 December 2059 at 01:25 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2059 at 19:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 383 075 km

Moon is 383 075 km (238 032 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 322 km (251 234 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 16 December 2059 at 05:03 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 December 2059 at 07:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 20:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.159°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.156° in its southern standstill point on 3 January 2060 at 06:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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