Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 December 2047 Monday is Full Moon, 14 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.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1946".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2047.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 592 of Meeus index or 1545 from Brown series.
Length of current 592 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 593 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 30 November 2047 at 16:36 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2047 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 474 km (251 328 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 891 km (223 005 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 20 November 2047 at 08:31 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 December 2047 at 17:15 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 19 November 2047 at 02:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.580°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.550° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2047 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.