Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 8 December 2054 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 December 2054 at 06:07 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2054 after 6 days on 14 December 2054 at 22:41.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 679 of Meeus index or 1632 from Brown series.
Length of current 679 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 680 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠72.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠109.3°. 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 6 December 2054 at 16:51 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 December 2054 at 16:08 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 403 820 km (250 922 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 712 km (228 486 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 5 December 2054 at 06:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 December 2054 at 23:30 in ♌ Leo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 1 December 2054 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.707°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.747° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2054 at 01:47 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 14 December 2054 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.