Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 26 December 2045 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 27 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 17 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:47, this is 11 days after last apogee on 14 December 2045 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 364 579 km (226 539 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 071 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 777 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 21:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2045 at 08:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.241°. Next 9 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 11 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.