Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 27 December 2042 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 about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2042.
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 531 of Meeus index or 1484 from Brown series.
Length of current 531 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 532 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠232°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠269.3°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2042 at 02:12 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2043 at 19:56 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 377 253 km (234 414 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 558 km (251 381 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 21 December 2042 at 04:46 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 January 2043 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 26 December 2042 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.289°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.311° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.