Quarter* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 December 2035 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 15 December 2035 at 00:33.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2036 after 23 days on 13 January 2036 at 11:16.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 15 December 2035 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 December 2035 at 15:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 371 847 km (231 055 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 575 km (252 634 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 19 December 2035 at 09:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 January 2036 at 18:21 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 15 December 2035 at 23:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.300°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.326° in the next southern standstill on 29 December 2035 at 15:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 29 December 2035 at 14:31 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.