Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Gemini

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 99%. Lunar cycle is 15 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 December 2041 at 17:42 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Cold of December 2041.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1858"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1948".

Lunation 518 / 1471

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 518 of Meeus index or 1471 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes and it is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠265.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠265.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠300.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days since point of perigee on 2 December 2041 at 16:20 in ♓ Pisces the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 December 2041 at 07:09 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 385 717 km

The Moon is 385 717 km (239 673 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 332 km (251 240 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 4 December 2041 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2041 at 23:35 in ♎ Libra.

Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the last southern standstill on 26 November 2041 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.785° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠27.747° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 December 2041 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♈ Aries the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov