Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 December 2041 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 30 November 2041 at 19:49.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2041 after 5 days on 7 December 2041 at 17:42.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 518 of Meeus index or 1471 from Brown series.
Length of current 518 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 519 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠300.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:20, this is 15 days after last apogee on 17 November 2041 at 10:08 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 369 538 km (229 620 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 030 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 818 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 21 November 2041 at 17:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 December 2041 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2041 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.785°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.747° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2041 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 7 December 2041 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.