Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 15 December 2043 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 9 December 2043 at 15:27.
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 about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2043 after 1 day on 16 December 2043 at 08:02.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 543 of Meeus index or 1496 from Brown series.
Length of current 543 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2043. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 544 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.4°. 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 22:01, this is 14 days after last apogee on 1 December 2043 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 769 km (221 686 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2043. It is 5 739 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 344 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 10 December 2043 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 3 December 2043 at 07:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.421°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.409° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2043 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 16 December 2043 at 08:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.