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Moon phase on 6 December 2052 Friday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1948".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2052.
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 654 of Meeus index or 1607 from Brown series.
Length of current 654 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 13 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2052. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 655 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.2°. 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 08:52, this is 13 days after last apogee on 22 November 2052 at 23:40 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 20 December 2052 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 425 km (221 472 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 083 km closer than the mean perigee distance and it is the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 1 December 2052 at 09:24 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 23 November 2052 at 20:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.363°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.396° in the next northern standstill on 7 December 2052 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.