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Moon phase on 9 December 2030 Monday is Full Moon, 14 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 14 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 ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1948".

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 14 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

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 13 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 December 2030 at 10:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 199 km

The Moon is 405 199 km (251 779 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 371 km (252 507 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 01:17 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 23 December 2030 at 00:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 22:37 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.909°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-21.904° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 23 December 2030 at 18:07.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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