Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 30 December 2020 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2020.
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.
The Moon is 15 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.
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.
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.
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°).
5 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 392 181 km (243 690 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 390 km (228 286 mi).
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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 January 2021 at 20:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.868°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.870° in its southern standstill point on 12 January 2021 at 08:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.