Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 December 2043 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2043.
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 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 15 December 2043 at 22:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 924 km (226 132 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 403 km (252 527 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 16:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.409°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.400° in its southern standstill point on 30 December 2043 at 12:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.