Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 25 December 2045 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 December 2045 at 00:49.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 28 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 568 of Meeus index or 1521 from Brown series.
Length of current 568 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 569 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 14 December 2045 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2045 at 14:47 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 367 984 km (228 655 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 579 km (226 539 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 13 December 2045 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 December 2045 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2045 at 08:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.241°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.261° in the next southern standstill on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 7 January 2046 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.