Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 December 2041 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days 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 ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2041 after 3 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 11 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 2 December 2041 at 16:20 in ♓ Pisces. 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 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 368 302 km (228 852 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 332 km (251 240 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 20:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 18 December 2041 at 23:35 in ♎ Libra.
At 20:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2041 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.785°. Next 4 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 3 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.