Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 December 2030 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1948".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2030.
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 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.
Length of current 382 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 383 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 December 2030 at 10:03 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 199 km (251 779 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 371 km (252 507 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 01:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 23 December 2030 at 00:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.909°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.904° in its southern standstill point on 23 December 2030 at 18:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.