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Moon phase on 10 December 2030 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 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 ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
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 15 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:03, this is 14 days after last perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2030 at 10:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 371 km (252 507 mi) away from Earth. It is 963 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 338 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 9 December 2030 at 01:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2030 at 00:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 9 December 2030 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.909°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.904° in the next southern standstill 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.