Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 December 2035 Saturday 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 first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2035.
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 444 of Meeus index or 1397 from Brown series.
Length of current 444 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 445 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. 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 perigee on this date at 19:38, this is 12 days after last apogee on 3 December 2035 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 December 2035 at 15:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 747 km (222 294 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 761 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 609 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 6 December 2035 at 16:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 December 2035 at 09:33 in ♌ Leo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.300°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2035. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.326° in its southern standstill point on 29 December 2035 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.