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Moon phase on 28 December 2088 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | December 2088

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 28 December 2088 at 00:57 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2088.

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 1100 / 2053

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1100 of Meeus index or 2053 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 1100 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2088. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 1101 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 42 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠160.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:32, this is 13 days after last apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2089 at 04:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 356 500 km

This perigee Moon is 356 500 km (221 519 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2088. It is 6 008 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 75 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 January 2089 at 12:45 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, 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 27 December 2088 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.933°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.913° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2089 at 11:54 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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